Entenmann's, a brownie and muffin brand, has voluntarily recalled brownies and muffins in 34 states. Check your box if you bought it within the dates of Aug. 12-23.
You may recognize the brand more in its fancy blue cursive writing, and by the mini bite-sized brownies and blueberry muffins that are so addictive. It turns out, according to a press release by owner Bimbo Bakeries, the product may have plastic in it, causing a choking or cutting hazard (Yuck!).
Food Safety News reports that at least one consumer reported an injury as a result of plastic in the product. The recall includes: Little Bites Fudge Brownies, Little Bites Chocolate Chip Muffins and Little Bites Variety packs with brownies, chocolate chip muffins and blueberry muffins.
You can determine whether or not your own boxes at home are contaminated by looking for the code number 3098 printed by the “Best By” date on the outside of your box. Also, as I mentioned above, these boxes were distributed during the weeks of Aug. 12 through Aug. 23.
As delicious and tempting as these little treats are, I wouldn’t chance eating plastic if you can help it. That is, if you’re not munching on them while reading this article. Don’t take any chances; just throw out your potentially contaminated boxes and go out and get some post-recall to be on the safe side.
Then again, if you have a contaminated box, you can always return it for a full refund instead of throwing it out. Get your money back and get some new snack cakes!
You could also just go with homemade until this whole thing blows over. At least that way you know what’s going in to your food. To me, the extra effort seems more than worth it. Plastic doesn’t sound appealing as it is, but risking a cut while eating one of your favorite snacks? No thanks.