It’s no secret we love Chips Ahoy, but you may want to check your package before pouring a glass of milk. Mondelēz International, the parent company of the popular cookie brand, issued a voluntary recall for its line of chocolate chip cookies on April 13, 2019. The product was sold at stores nationwide, so any consumer in the US could be affected.
What was recalled?
Chewy Chips Ahoy was the only product named in the recall. According to the official statement, the 13 oz. packages are being taken off of shelves for containing a certain ‘solidified ingredient’. The company later revealed in a tweet that the ingredient was cornstarch:
This recall is being conducted voluntarily because cornstarch in our Chewy Chips Ahoy recipe did not fully incorporate in the mixing procedure and solidified in the baking process. To view affected product codes and Best Before dates please see here: https://t.co/O1CrLY3q8D
— Chips Ahoy! (@ChipsAhoy) April 18, 2019
Mondelēz International issued the voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution. The statement adds that the recall was issued after “reports of potential adverse health effects” were received. No other Chips Ahoy products are affected, though.
How do I know if I have this product?
If you think you have the recalled cookies, there are a few ways to tell for sure. The recall statement only references the 13 oz. packages, so the family sizes (19 oz.) should be safe to eat. Keep an eye out for packages branded with UPC code 0 44000 03223 4. You’ll also find the following Best When Used By dates on the left top side of the package by the lift tab:
- 07 Sep 2019
- 08 Sep 2019
- 14 Sep 2019
- 15 Sep 2019
I have this product! What should I do with it?
When in doubt, toss it out. Mondelēz International has warned consumers not to consume the cookies under any circumstances and to simply give them the ol’ pitch instead. Your other option is to return the cookies to the store for a refund or exchange.
If you have any questions about the recall, direct them to Mondelēz International at 1-844-366-1171. This line is available 24/7. If you’d prefer to talk to a Consumer Relations specialist, make sure to call Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST.