Georgia-based company Flowers Foods announced on December 2, that it is recalling a specific batch of its Nature’s Own Butterbread. The product is being recalled because of a possibility of the presence of small aluminum flakes.
All affected Nature’s Own Butterbread have a “best by” date of December 7, 2011, with a UPC code of 72250-04919. The Butterbread was sold in 20-ounce packs and the product codes are printed on the packaging. The recalled product was distributed to food retail stores in the following counties:
Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Dixie, Flagler, Hamilton, Levy, Nassau, St. Johns, Union, Volusia, Baker, Brevard, Columbia, Duval, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee and Union
Bacon, Camden, Clinch, Long, Pierce, Wayne, Atkinson, Brantley, Charlton, Glynn, McIntosh and Ware
Consumption of the affected Butterbread might lead to consumption of these metal flakes. This could result in medical emergencies, even serious ones. Currently, there have been no reports of medical emergencies that are linked to the recalled product.
The company believes that only a number of loaves have been contaminated with the metal flakes. However, out of caution, the entire batch with the same specified UPC code has been recalled. Grocers from the above-mentioned counties have already been advised to pull the recalled product from display shelves. The company informs the public that the production-related issue for this product has already been corrected. Also, Flowers Foods emphasizes that no other product, aside from the one specified, is affected by the recall.
Consumers with concerns about the affected product can call Flowers Foods at 1-866-245-8921.