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D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. has recalled its animal cookies, which were sold at Target under the Market Pantry brand, because they may contain metal wire.

The recall affects 44-ounce Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies that are packaged in a clear plastic jug formed into the shape of a bear. The affected cookies have a lot number of Y052722 and a best buy date of Feb. 21, 2023, printed on the back side of the jug's product label, below the nutritional panel.

The UPC code for the recalled cookies is 085239817698. A timestamp is also located on the product label that reads "From 15:00 to 23:00." Images of the product can be viewed here.

D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. said the cookies were distributed to Target stores nationwide.

The company also said that it issued the recall after metal wire was found inside a portion of the cookies, which could cause injuries.

Consumers that have purchased the recalled animal cookies are urged to stop consuming them. They can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Questions about the recall can be directed to D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co. at 1-888-480-1988, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

No other lots or products from the company are affected by the recall.