With National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day only a day away (Aug 4), one popular baked goods company might be struggling to celebrate. Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc has issued a recall of Entenmann’s mini chocolate chip cookies over the potential presence of visible, blue, plastic pieces in each of the individual packaging pouches.
According to the recall notice, which was posted to the United States Food and Drug Administration website on Thursday, “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 choking hazard.”
In addition, the company recently explained only a small number of complaints have been reported, but thankfully no injuries. Still, the company took immediate action to investigate the issue and have already made appropriate corrections. Of course, the “5-pack Mini Chocolate Chip” cookie variety has been taken from store shelves.
It should also be noted that recalled cookies contain the same single UPC Code, which you can find on the lower right hand corner of the label on the back of the box: 7203002378. In addition, Entenmann;s would like consumers to know that Little Bite Cookies are made on a dedicated production line, which means no other products have been tainted.
Considering how many states have been affected—36—it might be easier to simply list which ones are not. That said, here are the states where the cookies in question have been distributed: Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington DC.
Bimbo Bakeries USA has operations across the United States with 50 total locations delivering commercial baked products all over the country.