Animal cookies sold at Target nationwide are being recalled because they may contain pieces of metal.
DF Stauffer Biscuit Company is voluntarily recalling 44-ounce Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies, the company announced to the Food and Drug Administration on August 24. The product comes in a bear-shaped plastic jug and the Cookies are white frosted with sprinkles.
The affected products have a “best by date” of Feb 21, 2023, and lot numbers Y052722. The products were shipped to Target locations across the United States, the company said, but did not disclose how many products were affected.
USA TODAY contacted DF Stauffer Biscuit Company for more information.
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The company said the recall was initiated after a metal wire was found inside the cookie.
“Foodborne foreign objects that are hard, sharp, and large are more likely to cause serious injury or damage to the tooth. Foodborne foreign objects that are flexible, blunt, and smaller in length are more likely to cause minor injuries such as temporary suffocation or minor lacerations in the gastrointestinal system,” the company said in the statement.
People who purchased the recalled products are advised to stop consuming them and return them to the location of purchase for a full refund. People with questions or concerns can contact DF Stauffer Biscuit Company at 888-480-1988 or fill out an online complaint here.
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