The American arm of the Mexican multinational bakery company Grupo Bimbo is recalling Entenmann’s brand brownies and muffins because of a “choking and/or cutting hazard” that has injured at least one person. The recall by Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. of Horsham, PA, 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. The company distributed various combinations of the recalled products to 34 states, according to its recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. To see a chart of where specific products were distributed, click here. “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. 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. To determine whether products are included in the recall, consumers and retailers should look for the code number 3098 printed next to the “Best By” date on the outside of the boxes. The product was distributed to stores in the past two weeks. Four products are implicated. They 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.
“Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should dispose of it or they can return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund,” according to the recall notice. “Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-984-0989 at any time 24 hours a day.” (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)