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Strange Odor and Mold Prompt Donut Recall

Customers in some states complained of an unpleasant odor and illness, so Entenmann’s-brand bagged Pop’Ems donuts and Bimbo-brand 8-pack Donitas donuts have been recalled.

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Bimbo Bakeries USA announced the recall Wednesday in a news release, saying that both products were made in the same facility.  “While the potential for serious health problems is low, some consumers are sensitive to the uncharacteristic off-smell and should not eat the recalled products because of possible temporary gastrointestinal distress, including nausea and diarrhea,” the company stated.  

Bimbo Bakeries said the donuts were being taken off shelves in the following states because “they may develop an uncharacteristic smell and become moldy:”

Entenmann’s: Powdered Pop’Ems Donuts (UPC 72030 01570) and Cinnamon Pop’Ems Donuts (UPC 72030 01985) , both 10 oz./284 grams. Rich Frosted Pop’Ems Donuts, 10.5 oz./298 grams (UPC 72030 01571).  Distributed in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah.

The blue and white bags have the following dates printed on the top front: May 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29, 2011. June 1, 2, 6, 2011.

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Bimbo: Sugared Donitas Donuts, (UPC 74323 07039). 3.6 oz./102 grams; Powdered Donitas Donuts, (UPC 74323 04976) 4 oz./113 grams; Chocolate Frosted Donitas Donuts (UPC 74323 09964) 4.3 oz./122 grams.  The varieties were sold in 8-count packages in 

Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

The Bimbo products are in cellophane wrappers with dates May 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29, 2011. June 1, 2, 6, 2011.

No other Entenmanns’s or Bimbo products or other states are affected. 

Consumers who purchased the product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-984-0989 at any time 24 hours a day.

 

 

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