Bad News for Cookie Lovers! Entenmann’s Little Bites Pulled from Shelves in Recall

FDA

Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies are subject to a nationwide recall after pieces of plastic were found in the packages. Read on to find out more about this recall!

Blue Plastic in Packages

Bimbo Bakeries USA, who manufactures Little Bites for Entenmann’s, issued the recall on August 1, 2019, after small, blue plastic pieces were found in the foil packages of bite-sized cookies. Several customers called the company to report finding plastic in the packages. The plastic pieces represent a choking hazard, so the Mexican-owned company issued a voluntary recall.

“The plastic is not baked into the product since it was introduced during the packaging process; however, consumption of the plastic pieces may result in a choking hazard,” according to the official recall announcement.

Because the cookies are made on a dedicated production line, no other Entenmann’s products–such as the Little Bites Muffinswere effected.

Bimbo (pronounced “beem-bo”) is the world’s largest producer of baked goods. Bimbo Bakeries USA is located in Pennsylvania and manufactures the brands Thomas, Sara Lee, Ballpark, and Boboli in addition to Entenmann’s and several others.

Recall Details

The cookies in question were sold in 36 states at a variety of retailers including Walmart, Target, and Publix. Only the Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies 5-pack boxes shown below are part of the recall.

  • Best By Date: August 31, 2019-September 7, 2019
  • UPC: 7203002378
  • Lot Code: 1350
  • State Where Purchased: 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, WV

If you purchased the cookies, do not eat them. Instead, bring the box back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. You can call 1-800-984-0989 if you have further questions about the recall. Bimbo Bakeries USA’s customer service hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ironically, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day was August 4. Hopefully, everyone celebrated with some nice, safe, homemade cookies instead of Entenmann’s Little Bites. As always, get the latest information about the recalls that affect your life right here at Recall Informer!