The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a recall for Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Cookies in the five-pack Mini Chocolate Chip variety. The recall was issued following the detection of blue plastic pieces in the packaging pouches—and not the cookies. Representatives from Bimbo Bakeries USA, the manufacturer of the cookies, did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.
Bimbo Bakeries did issue a press statement, noting, “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.”
photo: Courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Recalled Product Description: Little Bites Cookies
The recall includes Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies in the five-pack. The affected cookies have best by dates from Aug. 31 to Sep. 7, 2019, the lot code 1350 and the UPC code 7203002378.
The cookies were sold in these states: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI and WV.
Why the Cookies Were Recalled
The recall was issued after blue plastic pieces were found in the cookie’s pouches. According to the Bimbo Bakeries press release, the plastic was introduced during the packaging process. Even though the plastic is not directly baked into the cookies, it could still pose a choking risk.
How To Tell If Your Cookies Were Recalled
Look for the product code (1350) and UPC code 7203002378 on the lower right corner of the back of the box.
What Parents Can Do
If you have the affected cookies, do not eat them. Return the product to the place of purchase for a refund or call Consumer Relations at 1- 800-984-0989.