Chips Ahoy cookies that were recalled after furious customers scraps & # 39; unexpectedly hardened ingredient & # 39; had found
- Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packs with Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies
- Recall report mentioned lumps of & # 39; an unexpectedly hardened ingredient & # 39; were found
- A company spokeswoman said that corn starch used to bake the cookies was not properly mixed and solidified
- Clients reported gagging, asphyxiation and dental injuries, but it is unclear how many were affected
Packages with Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies were recalled after customers found lumps of & # 39; an unexpectedly hardened ingredient & # 39; that looked like plastic.
A furious father tweeted that his son ate no less than 20 cookies before he discovered that they all had the same goal.
Mondelēz Global LLC, the parent company of Nabisco, published a message on Friday stating that it was carrying out a limited and voluntary recall in the US.
A company spokesperson told CBS News that corn starch used to bake cookies was not well mixed and in turn solidified.
& # 39; A small number of consumers suffer from gagging, suffocation or dental injuries, but none of these reports are currently confirmed & # 39 ;, said the spokesperson.
Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies after customers & # 39; an unexpectedly hardened ingredient & # 39; found and experienced suffocation and even dental injuries
The recall revealed that there were & # 39; reports of potentially adverse health effects & # 39; but it is unclear how many customers were affected.
It also remains unclear how many states are subject to the recall and how many packages with cookies.
The 13-ounce packs have a UPC code of 0 44000 03223 4 and the expiry date of 7, 8, 14 and 15 September
The dates for the products concerned can be found in the upper-left corner of the package near the Lift tab.
A father from Kentucky, Nick Fairchild, from Paintsville, Kentucky, tweeted on Chips Ahoy after the recall was announced, and shared a photo with the & # 39; solidified ingredient & # 39; in the encircled cookie.
& # 39; Yes, I found this almost a month ago [and] my son ate like 2/3 rows before i found out !!!!! & # 39; He wrote. & # 39; I contacted the company [and] couldn't get anyone to answer !!!! How did you just announce a recall ???? & # 39;
Consumers who have purchased the products are encouraged not to eat them and throw them away.
Some supermarket chains, including Publix, stated that they would accept returned cookies and offer customers a refund.
No other Chips Ahoy products are affected by or can be recalled.
Anyone with questions has been asked to call Mondelēz Global at (844) 366-1171 or to call a business relations specialist during office hours.
This is not the first time that Mondelēz has had to perform a recall.
In July 2018, the company recalled 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products above salmonella risk, with two people falling ill.
And in October 2016, Mondelēz recalled Oreo Fudge Creme cookies because the cookies contained milk – a known allergy – but it was not mentioned on the label.