NATIONAL – Flowers Foods has announced a voluntary recall on Tuesday, July 10th after the discovery of small bits and pieces of hard plastic in production equipment, according to the company’s press release. Consumers should not consume these products because of the possible choking risk.
The recall Flowers Foods has in effect included several baked items, including hamburger and hotdog buns. These items were sold and distributed under various brand names at different grocery retailers, including 7-Eleven, Walmart, Publix, and Aldi.
Shipments of the products affected the following states: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
According to officials, there have been no reports of illness or injuries due to product contamination. Flower Foods are informing customers they should throw the affected products away or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Anyone with questions may call Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting their website.