These Beloved Holiday Cookies Have Just Been Recalled

Cookie lovers suffering from nut allergies are being warned by the FDA to check the label.

Though the holidays are looking very different this year, there are a few traditions we can still find solace in that haven't changed, like putting up a Christmas tree or eating some seasonal treats. But before you bite into your favorite Christmas cookie that only comes out once a year, you need to double-check the label. There's been a recall of some popular holiday cookies sold in one of the most beloved grocery stores, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read on to find out if the cookies in your pantry have been recalled, and for another recent recall that should be on your radar, check out If You Have This Milk in Your Fridge, the FDA Says to "Destroy" It.

The new recall applies to Publix Bakery 20 oz. Holiday Cookie Platters made by George DeLallo Co., Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The cookies were recalled after it was discovered that they contained undeclared pecans, posing a real danger to those with nut allergies. The cookies were distributed in packaging that didn't reveal that they contained the nuts, with subsequent investigations attributing this to "a temporary breakdown in the company's packaging process." The offending cookies are sold in a 20-ounce, clear plastic container with UPC 41415 88690, marked with lot W34326 and a best by date of 10/APR/2021 on the top.

The omission is particularly dangerous because pecans are a tree nut, and "allergies to tree nuts and seeds tend to be of a more severe nature, causing life-threatening and sometimes fatal reactions," according to the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester. They warn that even milder reactions can cause "oral allergy syndrome" with the reaction triggered by "the major proteins found in nuts and seeds which resist processes such as cooking."

Luckily, no illnesses or allergic reactions have yet been reported in connection with the Publix cookies, but caution is advised and consumers suffering from nut allergies who have purchased them should return the cookies to the point of purchase for a full refund. Curious if your cookies could be affected? The platters were distributed in seven states across the U.S. Read on to find out if yours could contain undeclared nuts, and for more on potential dangers in your pantry, check out If You Have This Bread at Home, Get Rid of It Now.

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Front entrance of Publix Super Markets Saint Augustine, Florida

The Florida counties of Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward, and Monroe, however, are not impacted by the recall, so cookies sold there are safe.

And for a recall from another major retailer, be aware that If You Bought This From Walmart, Get Rid of It Right Now.


Upward view of Publix supermarkets road sign in Richmond Hill, Georgia
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The outside view of a Publix store on the morning of the grand opening off of Hwy 280 in Alabama
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South Carolina

Exterior view of one Publix Super Markets in Charleston, South Carolina
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North Carolina

A Publix food & pharmacy store in Hickory, North Carolina
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A logo sign outside of a Publix Super Markets retail grocery store location in Midlothian, Virginia
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And if you're curious about another beloved shopping locale that had to pull something off the shelves, check out If You Bought This From Amazon, Stop Using It Immediately.

John Quinn
John Quinn is a London-based writer and editor who specializes in lifestyle topics. Read more
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