Pepperidge Farm is recalling some 13,000 cases of 10.2-ounce boxes of Baked Naturals Sesame Sticks due to the possible presence of small, thin pieces of wire.


A small number of consumers have reported minor scrapes in and around the mouth, the company said in a news release.


The recalled packages are marked with a yellow 20% More! banner across the top and have the following codes on the top package flap:

— W07*1781 Sell by 11/20/2011 

— W07*1891 Sell by 11/27/2011

— W07*1921 Sell by 12/4/2011 

— W07*2041 Sell by 12/11/2011 

— W07*2061 Sell by 12/13/2011

— W07*2221 Sell by 1/1/2012 

No other Pepperidge Farm products are affected.

The recalled packages were shipped from the company’s Willard, Ohio manufacturing plant to customers across the United States, but were not distributed in Canada. 

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Baked Natural Sesame Sticks should not eat them. They may return them to the store of purchase for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers can also contact Pepperidge Farm Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time at 866-535-3774.