Walmart, H-E-B, Food Lion Swiss Rolls Recalled Over Salmonella Contamination

by Kim Boateng Posted on July 20th, 2018

Thomasville, Georgia, USA: Flowers Foods Inc. is recalling swiss rolls sold under several brands, including Walmart’s Great Value, because of a risk of Salmonella contamination. The company did not specify what flavor or style of swiss rolls are included in the recall.

According to a news release from Flowers Foods of of Thomasville, GA, the company distributed the swiss rolls nationwide to a number of retailers in addition to Walmart. Those retailers include Food Lion and H-E-B.

Also, the producer distributed the dessert under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Baker’s Treat, Market Square and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread. The Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread brand was only distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, the producer reported.

“The ingredient recall was initiated by a third-party whey powder manufacturer and supplier. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled items,” according to the Flowers Foods recall notice.

Flowers Food did not identify the supplier of the implicated ingredient.

Consumers can identify the recalled product by looking for the following label information:

The recalled foods are:

  • Mrs. Freshley’s – 4 ct./7.2 oz, UPC 072250011907, with a best-by date of Oct. 9 through Oct. 19 309 8187 A 75 D, 309 8187 B 75 D, 309 8190 C 75 D, 309 8194 B 75 D and 309 8194 C 75 D
  • Mrs. Freshley’s – 6 ct./12 oz., UPC 072250903233 with a best-by date of Oct. 14 309 8194 B 75 D
    Food Lion – 6 ct./13 oz.; UPC 035826092779 with a best-by date of Oct. 16
  • H-E-B – 6 ct./12 oz., UPC 041220296583 with a best-by date of Sept. 19
  • Baker’s Treat – 6 ct./13 oz., UPC 041498188382 with a best-by date of Sept. 21 through Sept. 28
  • Market Square – 6 ct./12 oz., UPC 087381760556 with a best-by date of 309 8194 B
  • Great Value – 6 ct./13 oz., UPC 078742147550 with a best-by date of Sept. 17 through Sept. 25 309 8191 B
  • Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread, UPC 071316001180 with a best-by date of July 16 through July 28

Salmonella can cause serious, or even fatal, infections in young children and the elderly. No human cases have yet been reported in connection with the recall.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Consumers should not consume these products.

Affected product should be discarded or may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921.

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