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McKee Foods in Collegedale, Tennessee, is recalling 25 cases of Little Debbie Mini Nutty Buddy Cookie Bites Sandwich Cookies because they may contain undeclared pecans. / Photo contributed by McKee Foods

This story was updated at 11:16 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, to change the company's contact number in the final paragraph.

McKee Foods in Collegedale, Tennessee, announced Friday that it is recalling 25 cases of Little Debbie Mini Nutty Buddy Cookie Bites Sandwich Cookies because they may contain undeclared pecans, according to a news release from the company.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

This recall does not impact Little Debbie Nutty Buddy Wafer Bars or any other Little Debbie products.

The cookies are sold in individual bags with a product weight of 2.5 oz. The only products covered by this recall have best-by dates of Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, 2021.

The products under recall were distributed through retail stores in and around these cities: Sweetwater, Jackson, Piney Flats, Lebanon, Powell Crossroad, Knoxville, Maryville, Clarksville, Morristown, Crossville, Nashville and Collegedale in Tennessee; High Point, Greensboro, Asheville and Clemmons in North Carolina; and Jackson, Columbia and Somerset in Kentucky.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing pecans was included in packaging that did not reveal the presence of tree nuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the production processes of the contract manufacturer that makes and packages the product for McKee Foods.

Consumers who have purchased these products from the areas listed above may contact the company at at 1-800-422-4499 with the package code information for refunds, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

— Compiled by Jody Park

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