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Precautionary Recall Alert Issued for Selected Whole Wheat Fresh Bread Products
Alert pertains only to products baked at Sara Lee's Meridian, Miss. Bakery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Downers Grove, IL -- July 26, 2007 – Sara Lee Food & Beverage is issuing a
voluntarily and precautionary recall of selected whole wheat bread products produced at the company's Meridian, Miss. bakery and sold at grocery retailers in the following areas of the country: the entire states of Mississippi and Alabama, most of Arkansas, far southeastern Missouri, western Georgia, southwestern Tennessee, southeastern Louisiana and the panhandle of Florida. The affected products may contain small pieces of metal.
Sara Lee is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in undertaking this voluntary recall. The affected products are stamped "Best if purchased by" between the dates of July 25, 2007 and August 7, 2007 and include the code "222." This information can be found on the front of the bag. The products were sold in a variety of retail grocery and mass merchant retailers and include:
|Colonial Wheat Sandwich 20 oz.||5040023502|
|Schnucks Wheat Sandwich 24 oz.||2412601044|
|Earthgrains Honey Wheat Berry||5040072709|
|Flavorite Wheat Sand. 20 oz.||4113002364|
|Foodland Wheat Bread 20 oz.||4130320964|
|Golden Bake Wheat Bread 20 oz.||5040008505|
|Grissom's Wheat Bread 20 oz.||5193370220|
|Grissoms 24oz. Wheat Sand.||5193370300|
|IGA 20oz. Wheat||4127003695|
|Great Value Split Top Bread 20 oz.||7874206274|
|Great Value 24 oz. Wheat Sand||7874228543|
|Piggly Wiggly Wheat Bread 20 oz.||5040000118|
|Publix Honey Wheat||4141539095|
|Publix 100% Stoneground||4141539190|
|Publix Wheat 20 oz.||4141539290|
|Publix Stone Ground Wheat 20 oz.||4141539390|
|Shurfresh Split Top Wheat 20 oz.||1116144835|
|EarthGrains 100% Natural Wheat Berry||5040072748|
|EarthGrains 100% Natural 7-Grain||5040072747|
|EarthGrains 100% Natural Whole Wheat||5040072746|
|Sara Lee Delightful Wheat||7294571706|
|Sara Lee Delightful 100% Whole Wheat||7294571589|
|Sara Lee Delightful 100% Multi-Grain||7294571588|
|Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious 100% Whole Wheat with Honey||7294560152|
|Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious 100% Whole Wheat||7294560157|
|Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious 100% Multi-Grain||7294560158|
|Sara Lee Deli Style 100% Whole Wheat||7294561001|
Consumers are strongly encouraged to check the packaging of any of these products to determine whether they are included in the recall. Only those products that include the code "222" on the packaging are included in this recall. These products should not be consumed and should be returned to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.
The products are being removed from store shelves, but some may remain in consumer possession. All retail and institutional foodservice customers have been notified, and arrangements for product retrieval have been made.
The recall applies only to products listed above, which are produced in the compan's Meridian, Mississippi bakery. The recall does not apply to any other Sara Lee bread brand, including all products sold under the Soft 'n Smooth label.
Consumers who may have questions or concerns should call Sara Lee's toll-free consumer line at (800) 683-3466. The consumer line is available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.