The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an announcement that Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. of Horsham, Pennsylvania initiated a recall of cartons of Entenmann’s brownies and muffins over choking and/or cutting hazards due to the presence of small plastic pieces in the products. According to FoodSafetyNews.com, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. is the American arm of the Mexican multinational bakery company, Grupo Bimbo.
Entenmann’s recalled its:
- Little Bites Fudge Brownies: Five-pack with a best by date of October 8, 2016
- Chocolate Chip Muffins: Five-pack and 10-pack with a best by date of October 8, 2016
- Variety: 20-pack consisting of Fudge Brownies, Chocolate Chip Muffins, and Blueberry Muffins with a best by date of September 24, 2016
The plastic is the result of a manufacturing failure that occurred at a contract manufacturer’s bakery in Illinois. A complete breakdown by Best By dates, UPCs, and States of Distribution may be found on the FDA website. In every case the code number “3098” appears next to the Best By date on the outside of the box.
The recalled Entenmann’s products were distributed to retail stores in the last two weeks. The recalled products are being removed from store shelves; however, consumers who bought any recalled Entenmann’s product should dispose of it return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund.
To date, one injury has been reported.