The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the cookies -- packaged on a rectangular platter with plastic wrapping -- contain undeclared almonds and almond paste, allergens that pose a potentially life-threatening health risk to allergic individuals.
The cookies were sold in Giant's in-store bakeries at its supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.
Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and take their purchase receipt to any Giant supermarket for a refund. Customers seeking additional information can call the company at 877-846-9949.
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