We’ve been dealing with recalls and warnings all season—from traces of listeria found in Target picnic salads to salmonella-infused dog treats that put your pup at risk—and it looks like we’ve got one more wave of recalls. This time, your sweet treats are at risk.
Entenmann’s Little Bites mini chocolate chip cookies have been recalled due to a potential choking hazard. The Little Bites recall was issued on August 1 and affects these 36 states:
Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
What product is recalled?
The 5-packs of Little Bites mini chocolate chip cookies are the only product impacted by this recall. Entenmann’s and its parent company, Bimbo Bakeries, issued the recall voluntarily after plastic pieces were found within the individual cookie packages.
Oddly enough, the plastic isn’t actually embedded in the cookie. But Entenmann’s fears kids or even adults may accidentally swallow the plastic pieces thinking they are crumbs left behind.
The plastic bits seem to be the product of a packaging error, and fortunately, the recall only affects one line of Entenmann’s products. Entenmann’s Little Bites muffins and other cookie flavors are totally safe to eat.
How do I know if I have this product?
While this recall has a pretty far reach, the recalled cookies aren’t too hard to spot. Take a look at the UPC code, lot code and Best By dates. You’ll usually find these stamped on the bottom or sides of the packaging.
If you have a recalled box of Little Bites, you’ll find UPC code 7203002378, lot code 1350 and Best By dates of August 31, 2019 and September 7, 2019. These codes and dates should be a red flag to consumers, so make sure to ditch those cookies ASAP.
I have this product! What should I do with it?
You’ve got a couple options when it comes to disposing of recalled items. Either toss those tricky cookies into the trash or return them to the place of purchase. You’ll get a full refund, and some retailers may allow you to switch out the cookies for another safe Entenmann’s product.
For any questions regarding the Little Bites recall, reach out to the Consumer Relations Group at 1- 800-984-0989. The service runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so give them a ring whenever you have questions.