What You Need To Know About The Entemann’s Recall

Packing your children’s lunches and thinking about including a special treat from Entenmann’s? Hit pause and read this article first! You might be about to pack a recalled product and a choking hazard in your kid’s lunch.

Yes, choking hazard— the Entemann’s line of “Little Bites” products is being voluntarily recalled by Entenmann’s parent company, Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc., because there might be small pieces of plastic in the bite-sized brownies and muffins. Specifically, the recall affects the following products:

  • Entenmann’s Little Bites Fudge Brownies – 5 pack
  • UPC Code: 7203001342
    Best Buy Date: October 8, 2016/3098
    Net Weight: 9.75 ounces
    States of Distribution: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia

  • Entenmann’s Little Bites Chocolate Chip Muffins – 5 pack
  • UPC Code: 7203001353
    Best Buy Date: October 8, 2016/3098
    Net Weight: 8.25 ounces
    States of Distribution: Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia

  • Entenmann’s Little Bites Chocolate Chip Muffins – 10 pack
  • UPC Code: 7203002111
    Best Buy Date: October 8, 2016/3098
    Net Weight: 1 pound 0.5 ounces
    States of Distribution: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin

  • Entenmann’s Little Bites Variety (Fudge Brownies, Chocolate Chip Muffins and Blueberry Muffins) – 20 pack
  • UPC Code: 7203001799
    Best Buy Date: September 24, 2016/ 3098
    Net Weight: 2 pounds 2.5 ounces
    States of Distribution: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration official recall says:

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of Entenmann’s Little Bites Fudge Brownies (5 pack), Chocolate Chip Muffins (5 pack and 10 pack boxes) and Variety Pack (20 pack) due to the presence of small pieces of plastic caused by a manufacturing failure at a contract manufacturer’s bakery in Illinois. The product being recalled has “Best By” dates, UPC codes and was distributed in the states identified below. In each case, the code number “3098” is printed next to the Best By date on the outside of the box.

If you find that you have one of these Little Bites products in your home, you can take it back to the store where you originally bought it for a full refund, or you can call the 24-hour Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. hotline at 1-800-984-0989. If you choose not to do so, you should still throw the product away to avoid the potential choking hazard.

It is unclear exactly how the plastic made its way into the snacks. The statement from Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. simply says it was due to a “manufacturing failure at a contract manufacturer’s bakery in Illinois,” but does not detail what that manufacturing failure was. Regardless, we should no longer be seeing these particular products listed above on shelves. So if you have any at home, simply double-check the UPC code and the best buy date to see if they match the ones recalled. If they don’t, you’re all set! If they do, return for a refund, or throw it out. Simple, safe, and better than sorry.

Read more about this Entemann’s Little Bites recall over on Fortune.