Bimbo Bakeries has recalled three flavors of mini muffins and brownies due to plastic contamination.
Mini muffin fans should check their kitchens for Entenmann’s Little Bites: Three flavors of the muffins and brownies were recalled on Wednesday, due to potential choking or cutting hazards.
Bimbo Bakeries USA (the company that makes Entenmann’s baked goods) voluntarily recalled the Blueberry Muffin, Chocolate Chip Muffin, and Fudge Brownie Little Bites sold in the past two weeks. According to a press release, the snacks may contain “small pieces of plastic.”
The recall includes 5- and 10-Packs of Chocolate Chip Muffins and 5-Pack Fudge Brownies that have a “best by” date of October —as well as a Variety 20-Pack (containing a mix of all three flavors) with a "best by" date of September 24. Also, an identifying code was printed next to the expiration date on all the recalled packages: 3098.
Bimbo Bakeries says it traced the problem to a contract manufacturer in Illinois, where a manufacturing failure caused the hazard. Although the recalled pastries were shipped to more than 30 states across the country, there has been only one reported injury from the muffins.
Retailers have been contacted about the current recall and have been told to remove the muffins and brownies from shelves.
If you have some Entenmann’s Little Bites you want to check for safety, Bimbo Bakeries USA posted a full list of recalled products, with details about which states are affected on their website. If you have a package of recalled muffins, return the box to the place of purchase—you’ll get a full refund. If you have other questions about the recall, you can call the company directly at 1-800-984-0989.