Mondelez International, the company behind some of your fave sweet treats, recently announced a recall for 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies. According to a press release, Mondelez initiated the voluntary recall due to the presence of an “unexpected solidified ingredient.” Mondelez did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.
If you have, or think you have, this product in your home, read on for more information on the recent recall.
Recalled Product Description: Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies
The current recall includes 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies with the retail UPC 0 44000 03223 4. The cookies have best when used by dates of Sep. 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2019.
Why the Cookies Were Recalled
The recalled cookies may contain an “unexpected solidified ingredient” that has caused some adverse health reactions. In an emailed statement to CBS MoneyWatch, a Mondelez company spokesperson elaborated on the issue, citing solidified cornstarch as the potential problem. The spokesperson also added that even though a “vast majority” of consumers have had no adverse reactions to the cookies, “A small number of consumers have reported gagging, choking or dental injury, but none of these reports have been confirmed at this time.”
How to Tell If Your Cookies Are Part of the Recall
Check the UPC code and best when used by dates against those listed above. The best when used by dates are found on the left top side of the package tab. For a full list of use by dates and more information, refer to the company’s press statement.
What Parents Can Do
If you have the recalled cookies in your home don’t eat them. Contact Mondelez at 1-844-366-1171 for 24-hour recall information. To talk to a Consumer Relations specialist, contact the company Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.
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