Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies (5 pack Mini Chocolate Chip variety) due to the potential presence of visible blue plastic pieces in the individual packaging pouch, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.
The plastic is not baked into the product since it was introduced during the packaging process; however, consumption of the plastic pieces may result in a choking hazard.
Entenmann’s Little Bites Cookies are made on a dedicated production line, so no Little Bites Muffins or other Entenmann’s brand products are affected.
The recalled product has “Best Buy” dates of Aug. 31, 2019, or Sept. 7, 2019, the lot code 1350 to the left of the top of the box, and a UPC code of 7203002378 on the lower right hand corner on the back of the box.
It was sold in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
The company announced the recall after receiving consumer reports of visible, blue plastic pieces found on or packaged with the product. There are no reports of injury to date.
All recalled products are being removed from store shelves. No Entenmann’s Little Bites Muffins nor other Entenmann’s products are affected.
Consumers who have purchased the cookies should not consume the product and can return the package to its place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact their consumer relations group at 1-800-984-0989 24 hours a day, seven days a week.