Recall on Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies

Retailers are asked to remove product from their shelves, consumers should throw packages away

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) on Wednesday issued a statement announcing a recall on Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies.

The BAHFSA said on April 16, 2019, Mondelez Global LLC issued a voluntary recall for its red, 13oz packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy, due to the potential of an unexpected solidified agent in the product.

The BAHFSA said the company has received reports of potential adverse health effects, however, they did not disclose what ingredient or ingredients may solidify or what health effects people complained about.

The recall includes packages that say, “Chips Ahoy Chewy Cookie” with UPC number 0 44000 03223 4 and the following best when used by dates: 07SEP2019, 08SEP2019, 14SEP2019  and 15SEP2019.

The statement said there were no other Chips Ahoy products implicated in this recall.

“Retailers and wholesalers are asked to remove this product (with the UPC number indicated) from their shelves and discontinue its sale to consumers,” the BAHFSA said.

“For consumers who have bought this product with the UPC number implicated, they are asked to throw it out and to not eat it.

“Consumers who may have eaten this product and have experienced any discomfort, are asked to visit the nearest health clinic.

“No cases to date have been reported to the Ministry of Health Surveillance Unit.”

The Authority said consumers who may have questions or concerns should contact BAHFSA at: bahfsa@bahamas.gov.bs.