The Christie Cookie Company Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat
- By Scott Adams
- Published 08/22/2011
In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
Item # 1035 DoubleTree 6 (13.5 oz) Cookie Gift Tin.
Item # 10352 DoubleTree Anniversary Special containing two 6 Cookie Gift Tins (27 oz.).
Item # 1037 DoubleTree 12 (27 oz.) Cookie Gift Tin.
Item # 1038 DoubleTree 15 (33.75 oz.) Cookie Gift Tin.
Item # 1039 DoubleTree 24 (54 oz.) Cookie Gift Tin.
The Christie Cookie Company of Nashville, TN is recalling the cookie gift tins listed above, because they contain eggs, soy lecithin, wheat and milk which are not declared on the label.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, soy lecithin, wheat or milk run the risk of serious or lifethreatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
“The Cookie by DoubleTree” gift tins were distributed throughout the United States via direct mail and sold directly to consumers at DoubleTree hotels.
The cookie gift tins were in a variety of metal containers containing 6-24 cookies under the product name ”The Cookie by DoubleTree.”
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing eggs, soy lecithin, wheat and milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of eggs, soy lecithin, wheat or milk on the outside of the cookie gift tin.
If you are allergic or think you might be allergic to eggs, milk wheat or soy, do not eat this product. For more information about this recall, please contact Bob Turner at (615) 242-3817 between the hours of 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. central time.
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