There have been instances of customer complaints that pieces of blue plastic have been found in Entemann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies which are produced commercially. So far no injuries have been reported. But according to the US Food and Drug Administration, the pieces of plastic found in the cookies could easily choke a person.
Entenmann’s is a subsidiary of Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. The company has its headquarters in Pennsylvania. It has factories in more than fifty locations and sells its products across the United States. Bimbo Bakeries bought George Weston Ltd. and subsidiary Entemann’s back in 2002.
The company has told that it has ordered all the stores to remove the packages of the “5-pack Mini Chocolate Chip variety” and send them back to the company. Entenmann’s also acknowledged the fact that it had received consumer complaints and has taken action to correct their manufacturing process after proper investigation.
The cookies which are being recalled have a single UPC Code-7203002378 which is found in the lower right corner of the box of cookies. The tainted cookies having the same UPC Code has already been distributed to all the states except thirteen states in the US. States in which contaminated cookies have not been sold are-Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
The company has requested all the purchasers of the cookies to return them back from where they had bought them. Entenmann’s has also promised the customers of a full refund of the money. The company has also given a helpline number 1-800-984-0989 for providing more information.
It also told that since the company uses dedicated production lines for different products no other products of the company are contaminated.
But questions remain as to how a reputed company like Entemann’s could commit such blunderous mistake.