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ShopRite Recalls Some Store-Baked Cookies That May Contain Metal Fragments


KEASBEY, NJ - Some cookies sold in the “Fresh Bake” department of ShopRite supermarkets have been recalled by the company.

The cookies are “Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies.” The recall is voluntary.

According to a press release from ShopRite posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the cookies were sold in 12- and 24-count containers and may also be part of the 12- and 24-count variety packages of cookies.

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The cookies are being recalled because they may contain metal fragments. No other products sold by the Fresh Bake department are subject to the recall, according to the press release.

The cookies were sold between July 19 and Aug. 4, according to the statement. Affected items have the following information noted on their labels -  Name: Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies, UPC 28978500000, UPC 28977600000; Gourmet Variety Pack Cookies, UPC 38978600000 and UPC 28977200000.

In the press release, ShopRite spokeswoman Karen Meleta said the supermarket is advising customers who bought the cookies “to return them for an immediate refund or replacement."

Using data collected from the store’s Price Plus Club card, the supermarket has contacted customers who bought the cookies by phone and email to alert them to the recall.

ShopRite operates more than 260 supermarkets throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.

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