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Undeclared Allergen Causes Recall of Sienna Bakery Brand Cookies

Allergen testing offered by EMSL Analytical’s Houston and Cinnaminson labs.


The potential presence of walnut allergens in Sienna Bakery Brand’s oatmeal raisin and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies has prompted a recall. The boxes are labeled as “White Chocolate Macadamia Nut,” but fail to mention that the boxes include Oatmeal Walnut Raisin cookies inside as well.

The Sienna Bakery Brand Cookies, made by Best Maid Cookie Company in River Falls, WI, were sold throughout Gordon Food Service Marketplace and Delivery Services in the states of Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, through May 11th to June 7th.

Many Americans suffer from food allergies, particularly those triggered by nuts. Symptoms of an allergy reaction can be mild to severe, including rashes, itching, congestion, difficulty breathing and swallowing, abdominal pain, cramps, vomiting, and dizziness.

“In addition to our Cinnaminson, NJ location, EMSL Analytical’s Houston laboratory now provides food allergen testing,” states EMSL’s National Food Microbiology Supervisor Joy Dell’Aringa, M.S., R.M. (N.R.M.), C.F.S.P. “We analyze a wide array of food allergens, including but not limited to soy protein, peanuts, sesame, almond, total milk, egg, crustacean, and gliadin (gluten).”

For more information on EMSL’s food testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, email, or visit or

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


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