On May 10, Bimbo Bakeries announced the recall of Entenmann’s Pop’ems and Bimbo donuts. The donut recall was announced after Bimbo Bakeries received reports of the “unpleasant odor” coming from the donuts. In fact, some people even suffered temporary illness. It seems as though the smells were caused by mold growth on the donuts, which is why some people fell ill. As a Pembroke Pines Products Liability Attorney, I can report that South Florida is not affected by this recall, since the contaminated donuts were only sold to a few Western states. For those who might have family out west, the affected states for the Entenmann’s recall are Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. In addition, the states affected by the Bimbo donuts recall are Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
According to the FDA Bimbo Bakeries Entenmann’s Pop’ems Donut Recall Release, this is a voluntary recall, so it is good to see a company being proactive, even if the circumstances seemingly aren’t that dire. As mentioned in the FDA release, “While the potential for serious health problems is low, some consumers are sensitive to the uncharacteristic off-smell and should not eat the recalled products because of possible temporary gastro-intestinal distress, including nausea and diarrhea.” As a Pembroke Pines Personal Injury Lawyer, and as a South Florida resident, I regularly see the Entenmann’s Pop’ems in the supermarkets, as I’m sure many of my readers do as well. This just goes to show how careful we need to be, as well as how far we have to go, in order to ensure that only the safest products are sold to consumers.
The good news is that it seems like this recall is relatively contained. The exact number of people who have reported illnesses is unclear at this time, but hopefully the announcement of the recall will prevent others from eating the defective donuts. As a Pembroke Pines Personal Injury Attorney, I hope that the company looks into what caused this mold issue in order to remedy it for the future. I know that many people enjoy Entenmann’s donuts, so hopefully the company will fix this safety issue and make sure that it is only an anomaly.