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Entenmann’s Little Bites recalled in 36 states due to plastic choking hazard

The plastic pieces were not baked into the cookies, but they could still be a choking hazard.

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No injuries have been reported, and no other Entenmann’s products have been affected.
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Days ahead of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, select boxes of Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies are being recalled in 36 states.

Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. is recalling Entenmann’s mini chocolate chip cookies sold in a five-pack box “due to the potential presence of visible, blue plastic pieces in the individual packaging pouch,” according to the recall notice posted Thursday on the Food and Drug Administration website.

“The plastic is not baked into the product since it was introduced during the packaging process; however, consumption of the plastic pieces may result in a choking hazard,” Bimbo Bakeries said in the recall notice.

The company announcement said there have been no reports of injury and no other Entenmann’s products are affected.

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is celebrated Aug. 4.

The affected products have UPC Code 7203002378 and Lot Code 1350. The affected “Best By” dates are Aug. 31 and Sept. 7.

The cookies were distributed in Washington, D.C., and the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Consumers who have purchased the cookies should not consume the product and can return the package to its place of purchase for a full refund, the recall notice states. For questions, call 1-800-984-0989.