The five-pack Mini Chocolate Chip variety of Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies have been recalled as of yesterday, the company announced. They’re being taken off the market due to customer complaints of blue plastic pieces on the products, which are commercially baked on a dedicated production line.
That means no other products are tainted, but this specific variety poses a choking hazard, says the US Food and Drug Administration. No injuries have been reported so far, and the plastic was not baked into the cookies.
According to Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc., the Pennsylvania-based company which owns Entenmann’s, all packages of the “5-pack Mini Chocolate Chip variety” are being removed from stores. Bimbo Bakeries told CNN they had “received a small number of consumer reports, took immediate action to investigate and [had] corrected the manufacturing issue.”
Bimbo Bakeries has more than 50 operating locations and delivers products across the US. It bought the Entenmann brand under George Weston Ltd. in 2002.
The specific UPC code for the recalled cookies, 7203002378, can be found in the lower right-hand corner on the back of the box. This contaminated variety was sold in every US state except the following thirteen: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Bimbo Bakeries is alerting customers not to eat the cookies if they have purchased this specific variety. If you have a box with that UPC code, you can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund, or call 1-(800)-984-0989 for more information.