Multiple Brands of Bread Recalled Over Metal Fragments

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WASHINGTON—BBU, Inc., the parent of the Bimbo Bakeries companies, issued a nationwide recall of multiple brands of bread because they may contain flexible wire caused by a faulty screen at a third-party flour mill, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Feb. 19.

According to the company, the recall does not affect any products currently offered for sale in retail stores. It is alerting consumers to check any affected products they may still have in their homes.

The recall involves:

  • Sara Lee Multi-Grain Thin Style Buns with best buy dates prior to and including Feb. 17 sold in California;
  • Aldi L’Oven Fresh Hearty 12 Grain bread with best buy dates prior to and including Feb. 20 sold in Arkansas, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia;
  • Farm Bread All-Natural Multi-Grain bread and Harmon’s 100% Multi-Grain Wide Pan Over-Baked bread with best buy dates prior to and including Feb. 20 sold in Utah;
  • Arnold Dutch Country 100% Whole Grain bread with best buy dates prior to and including Feb. 20 sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia;
  • Arnold Healthfull 45 Calories Per Slice Multigrain bread with best buy dates prior to and including Feb. 20 sold in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia;
  • Brownberry Healthfull  45 Calories Per Slice Multigrain bread with best buy dates prior to and including Feb. 20 sold in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wisconsin and West Virginia;
  • Brownberry Dutch Country 100% Whole Grain bread with best buy dates prior to and including Feb. 20 sold in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wisconsin and West Virginia;
  • Brownberry Grains & More Double Protein bread with best buy dates prior to and including Feb. 20 sold in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wisconsin and West Virginia;
  • Brownberry Healthfull Nutty Grain bread with best buy dates prior to and including Feb. 20 sold in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wisconsin and West Virginia;
  • Stroehmann Dutch Country 100% Whole Grain bread with best buy dates prior to and including Feb. 20 sold in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia;
  • Earthgrains 12 Grain Natural bread in all states; and
  • Sara Lee 12 Grain Bread Hearty & Delicious in all states.

In January, the company recalled Thomas', Sara Lee, Publix and Weight Watchers bagels because they may contain fragments of metal caused by a faulty manufacturing part. The recall involved specific brands and varieties of fresh bagels sold at grocery stores with "best buy" dates of Jan. 18 and Jan. 27, 2013 found on the lock tab bag closures.

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