Whole Wheat Bread Recall Due to Glass Fragments Impacts Sara Lee, Nature’s Harvest, Other Brands
More than 48,000 packages of wheat and whole grain bread sold under the Sara Lee, L’Oven Fresh, Kroger and other popular brands have been recalled following reports that suggest glass fragments may have entered the bread packaging during the manufacturing process.
A Bimbo Bakeries bread recall was announced by the FDA on August 26, after at least three customers reported finding small pieces of glass on the outside of the bread, which may pose a choking and laceration hazard to consumers. To date, no injuries have been reported.
Bimbo Bakeries reported that an investigation was launched shortly after receiving the complaints, which found that a light bulb above the assembly line had shattered, sending shards of glass into the bread products below. According to the manufacturer, all bread products passing through that particular assembly line are included in the recall out of an abundance of caution.
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The recall impacts several different popular wheat and whole grain bread products, including Sara Lee, Nature’s Harvest, Great Value, L’Oven Fresh, Kroger and Bimbo. The recalled products all contain “Bakery Code” 1658 on the packaging and have “Best By” dates ranging from August 29, 2015 to September 1, 2015. The Best By and Bakery Codes can be located on the lower front third of the packaging. For a full list of recalled products and UPC codes please visit the FDA recall announcement linked above.
The bread products were processed by Bimbo Bakeries USA of Horsham, Pennsylvania. They were distributed to various grocery stores and retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. According to the FDA, all impacted bread products are being removed from store shelves and no other brand names are affected by the recall.
Bimbo Bakeries warns customers to stop eating the recalled bread products immediately and to return them to their place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with further questions may contact Bimbo Bakeries at 1-800-984-0989.
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