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Bimbo Bakeries Recalls Specific Baked Goods due to Plastic Incident

Sep 12, 2016

Bimbo Bakeries Recalls Specific Baked Goods due to Plastic Incident The American subsidiary of the Mexican multinational bakery company Grupo Bimbo has recalled Entenmann's brownies and muffins due to a "choking and/or cutting hazard" that has thus far injured at least one person.

The recall implemented by Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc., of Horsham, Pennsylvania, includes Entenmann's brand Little Bites Fudge Brownies, Little Bites Chocolate Chip Muffins and Little Bites Variety packs of brownies, chocolate chip muffins and blueberry muffins.

Various combinations of the recalled products had been distributed by Bimbo to 34 states, based on the recall notice posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website.

"The company announced the recall after receiving consumer reports of plastic in product. One injury was reported," the recall notice said. Small pieces of plastic are present in the recalled products because of "a manufacturing failure at a contract manufacturer's bakery in Illinois," the company reported.

Small pieces of plastic are present in the recalled products because of "a manufacturing failure at a contract manufacturer's bakery in Illinois," Bimbo Bakeries reported. Consumers and retailers should look for the code number 3098 next to the "Best By" date on the outside of the boxes, to determine whether products are included in the recall, according to Food Safety News.

Four products involved can be further identified by the following information: Entenmann's Little Bites Fudge Brownies - 5 pack, Net Weight 9.75 oz., Best By Oct. 8, 2016, UPC number 7203001342; Entenmann's Little Bites Chocolate Chip Muffins - 5 pack, Net Weight 8.25 oz., Best By Oct. 8, 2016, UPC number 7203001353; Entenmann's Little Bites Chocolate Chip Muffins - 10 pack, Net Weight 1 lb. 0.5 oz. October 8, 2016, UPC number 7203002111; and Entenmann's Little Bites Variety - 20 pack, Fudge Brownies, Chocolate Chip Muffins and Blueberry Muffins - Net Weight 2 lb. 2.5 oz., Sept. 24, 2016, UPC number 7203001799.

The recall notice stated that, customers who have purchased the identified recalled product should not consume the product and dispose of it, or return it to its place of purchase for a full refund.


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