Weight Watchers Issues Voluntary Recall of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae Due to Possible Health Risks from Cookie Dough Pieces Purchased from a Third Party Supplier
According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Weight Watchers has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 100,000 cases of Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts that may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
The cookie dough is supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc Cookie Dough Pieces. According to Weight Watchers, the problem was identified when the supplier of the cookie dough pieces used as an ingredient in Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae frozen desserts, reported positive test results for the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
Weight Watchers said they started an investigation and initiated the recall as a "precautionary measure".
The recalled product was distributed to retailers in the U.S. only. Weight Watchers said no other sizes, varieties or code dates of Weight Watchers Smart Ones products are included in the recall.
The following is subject to recall:
Listeria monocytogenes is a potentially lethal microorganism which can cause serious or life-threatening illness in the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, frail persons and young children. The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Healthy people who become infected with the bacteria may experience the following symptoms:
- high fever
- severe headache
- abdominal pain
Weight Watchers said there have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date.
Weight Watchers apologized to any consumers they may have disappointment. The company urged people who bought the recalled product not to eat them. They said consumers can return the product to the store of purchase for either an exchange or full refund.
Consumers may also contact 1-866-572-3805. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, for a full refund.
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