Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of ‘an unexpected solidified ingredient’ baked into them
- Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packs of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies
- Recall notice stated lumps of ‘an unexpected solidified ingredient’ were found
- A company spokeswoman stated cornstarch used when baking the cookies did not properly mix and solidified
- Customers reported gagging, choking and dental injuries, but it’s unclear how many were affected
Packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies have been recalled after customers found lumps of ‘an unexpected solidified ingredient’ that looked like plastic.
One enraged father tweeted that his son ate as many as 20 cookies before discovering they all had the same object.
Mondelēz Global LLC, Nabisco’s parent company, issued a notice on Friday, stating it was carrying out a limited and voluntary recall in the US.
A company spokesperson told CBS News that cornstarch used when baking the cookies did not properly mix and, in turn, solidified.
‘A small number of consumers have reported gagging, choking or dental injury, but none of these reports have been confirmed at this time,’ the spokesperson stated.
Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packs of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies after customers found ‘an unexpected solidified ingredient’ and experienced choking and even dental injuries
The recall stated that there have been ‘reports of potential adverse health effects’ but it’s unclear how many customers have been affected.
It also remains unclear how many states are subject to the recall and how many packages of cookies.
The 13-ounce packs have a UPC code of 0 44000 03223 4 and best-when-used-by dates of September 7, 8, 14 and 15
Dates for the affected products can be found on the top left of the package near the lift tab.
One Kentucky father, Nick Fairchild, from Paintsville, Kentucky, tweeted at Chips Ahoy after the recall was announced, sharing a photo with the ‘solidified ingredient’ inside the cookie circled.
‘Yea I found these nearly a month ago [and] my son ate like 2/3 rows before I even found out!!!!!’ he wrote. ‘Tried to contact the company [and] couldn’t get anyone to answer!!!! How are you just now announcing a recall????’
Consumers who purchased the products are urged to not eat them and to throw them away.
Some supermarket chains, including Publix, stated that they would accept returned cookies and provide customers with a refund.
No other Chips Ahoy products are affected by or subject to recall.
Anyone with questions has been asked to call Mondelēz Global at (844) 366-1171 or call during business hours to speak to a consumer relations specialist.
This is not the first time Mondelēz has had to issue recall.
In July 2018, the company recalled 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products over salmonella risks, with two people falling ill.
And in October 2016, Mondelēz recalled Oreo Fudge Creme cookies because the cookies contain milk – a known allergy – but it was not declared on the label.