PISCATAWAY, NJ – ShopRite supermarkets announced a recall of cookies because they may contain small metal fragments. 

According to a release by the manufacture, “Country Home has initiated a voluntary recall of Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold at ShopRite stores in its Fresh Bake department.”

Cookies included in the recall can be identified by the following label information:

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  • Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies with the UPC number 28978500000 or UPC number 28977600000; and
  • Gourmet Variety Pack Cookies with the UPC number 38978600000 or UPC number 28977200000.

According to the announcement, ShopRite spokesmen Karen Meleta said “the metal fragments were noticed by a store employee at one location and the recall was immediately issued for the cookies sold at all Shop Rite stores."  She said the cookies are baked at individual stores using premixed ingredients.

No injuries related to the recalled cookies had been reported as of Aug. 5, according to the recall notice.

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.