Chips Ahoy cookies recalled due to "unexpected solidified ingredient"

By Kate Gibson

/ MoneyWatch

Packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies sold at Walmart and other retailers nationwide are being recalled because they many contain an "unexpected solidified ingredient." Nabisco parent Mondelez Global issued the recall on Tuesday after receiving reports of "potential adverse health effects," it said in its recall notice.

A company spokesperson said in an email to CBS MoneyWatch that cornstarch used to make the cookies sometimes did not properly mix and then solidified in the baking process.

"The vast majority of consumers have not reported adverse events with respect to the product in the four code dates recalled," the Mondelez spokesperson stated. "However, a small number of consumers have reported gagging, choking or dental injury, but none of these reports have been confirmed at this time."

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The food giant declined to say how many packages of the cookies are being recalled. The recall involves 13-ounce packages with one of four best-by-dates: Sept. 7, 2019, Sept. 8, 2019, Sept. 14, 2019, and Sept. 15, 2019.

Consumers are advised not to eat the product. Those looking for more information can call the company at (844) 366-1171 to get more information.

First published on April 16, 2019 / 6:21 PM

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