If you like to stock up on sweet treats when you do your groceries, it's time to check your pantry to see if you happen to have any Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies on your shelves. Nabisco’s parent company, Mondelēz Global, issued the voluntary recall of the product that has been sold at Walmart and other major retailers across the United States due to "the potential for certain products to contain an unexpected solidified ingredient."
In a statement concerning the recall, Mondelēz Global stated they had received reports of potential adverse health effects as a result of the recalled cookies. CBS MoneyWatch states a company spokesperson explained the issue writing in an email that "cornstarch used to make the cookies sometimes did not properly mix and then solidified in the baking process."
The recall states the products affected are the Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies sold in the 13 oz package and has best before dates of 07SEP2019, 08SEP2019, 14SEP2019, and 15SEP2019. The best before date can be found on the left top side of the package by lifting the side tab. The recalled products will have a UPC code of 0 44000 03223 4
"The vast majority of consumers have not reported adverse events with respect to the product in the four code dates recalled. However, a small number of consumers have reported gagging, choking or dental injury, but none of these reports have been confirmed at this time," company representative Elizabeth Wenner said in an email to CNN. "We issued this voluntary recall as a precaution, as the safety of our consumers is our top priority."
These are the only Chips Ahoy products affected by this recall. If you do happen to have these products at home, Mondelēz Global warns against consuming them and asks consumers to contact the company at 1-844-366-1171 for more information. That phone number is available 24 hours a day.
This isn't the first recall of a common household food to happen recently. Just last week Conagra issued a voluntary recall of their Hunt's Tomato Paste citing concerns about possible mold contamination. Just as the tomato paste, cookies are something that many families purchase to have in their pantries and are often a sweet treat that kids will grab when they're feeling hungry. If you tend to pick up cookies at the grocery store ensure you check your cupboards and contact Mondelēz Global at the number above if these were in your grocery order