Bimbo Bakeries USA has recalled 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. The baked goods may contain pieces of plastic that pose a “choking and/or cutting hazard.”
Bimbo Bakeries, the American division of the Mexican bakery company Grupo Bimbo reports that at least one person has been injured, according to Food Safety News.
According to the recall announcement on the Food and Drug Administration website, the recalled products were distributed in various combinations to: Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, 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, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
“The company announced the recall after receiving consumer reports of plastic in product. One injury was reported,” according to the recall notice and a news release from the company. Bimbo Bakeries reported that small pieces of plastic were present in the recalled products because of “a manufacturing failure at a contract manufacturer’s bakery in Illinois.”
Products included in the recall have the code number 3098 printed next to the Best By date on the outside of the box. The product was distributed to stores in the past two weeks, according to Food Safety News.
Four products are involved.
- 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 directs consumers who have purchased the recalled baked good to dispose of the product or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Bimbo Bakeries at 800-984-0989, 24 hours a day.