For many parents, having pre-packaged snacks in the panty is a life-saver. They give kids something they can grab quickly when they're hungry and they're great for school lunches when kids need something that will stay edible despite sitting in a hot locker for most of the day. Entenmann's Little Bites are a popular choice for many families because kids love the mini-muffins and mini-cookies, and parents love how easy they are when their kids need a quick snack. However, the company has recently issued a voluntary recall on some of their products so parents are being cautioned to check their pantries.
Bimbo Bakeries is the parent company for Entenmann's and has recently issued a voluntary recall on their popular Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies (5 pack Mini Chocolate Chip variety). According to the FDA, the recall is due to "the potential presence of visible, blue plastic pieces in the individual packaging pouch."
The FDA states that because the plastic was introduced in the packaging process, it's not actually baked into the cookies, but accidentally eating one of these plastic pieces could be a choking hazard.
Although there have been no injuries reported due to the presence of the plastic pieces, the company issued the recall after receiving complaints of visible blue plastic pieces being found either in or on the product, and they notified the FDA of the recall.
The products being affected by the recall have a “Best By” date of August 31, 2019 and September 7, 2019. They have a UPC code of 7203002378 and Lot code of 1350 and was distributed in the states listed below. According to the FDA, the Best By Date can be found on the top of the box, the Lot Code is to the left of the top of the box underneath the price/lb., and the UPC Code can be found in the lower right-hand corner on the back of the box.
All of the affected products are being removed from store shelves, but if you happen to have one of these products in your home the company is warning not to eat it and to return the package to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. If you have questions regarding this recall you can contact the Consumer Relations group at 1- 800-984-0989 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The company also notes that none of the other Entenmann's products have been affected by this recall and are safe to purchase, so no need to throw out your packages of mini-muffins!