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Posted on: July 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hamburger and Hot Dog Bun Recall

Food Recall

From Food Safety News:

Walmart, Wonder, 7-Eleven, other brands of buns recalled for plastic bits

By Coral Beach on

Several well known national brands of hamburger and hot dog buns, as well as lesser-known regional brands, are under recall by Flowers Foods Inc. because pieces of hard plastic present a choking hazard.

The mega-baker issued the recall specifically because of “plastic pieces found in products,” according to the company’s recall notice posted with the Food and Drug Administration. In addition to the buns, Flowers Foods is recalling other bakery products. 

See the list below for the dozens of products included in the recall. The recall notice does not include any product photographs. 

The Thomasville, GA, company “is one of the largest producers of fresh packaged bakery foods in the United States with 2018 sales of $4 billion,” the recall notice says.

Flowers Foods distributed the buns and other implicated bakery products in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

“Consumption of product may cause a choking hazard,” according to the company’s notice. “The products being recalled were distributed to retail customers under a variety of brand names.

“The company initiated the recall following the discovery of small pieces of hard plastic in production equipment. No related injuries or illnesses have been reported.

There is concern that some consumers and food service operators may have the recalled products on hand. To determine whether products are included in this recall, please refer to the label information in the chart below.

Consumers should discard the recalled products or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund, according to the company’s notice. Consumers with questions may call Flowers’ consumer relations center at 866-245-8921. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting

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