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Swiss rolls, bread recalled in Georgia amid salmonella concerns

Some Swiss rolls and bread are being voluntarily recalled due to salmonella concerns, affecting products distributed nationwide, including bread in Alabama, Florida, the Carolinas and in Georgia.

» RELATED: What is salmonella and how can you protect yourself?

Flowers Foods, Inc.’s Swiss rolls are sold nationally under the brand names Great Value, Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat and Market Square. Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread, also affected, is largely distributed in the South. 

The Thomasville-based company announced the recall Wednesday in lieu of “the potential presence of Salmonella in an ingredient, whey powder.” According to the news release, the whey powder recall was initiated by a third-party manufacturer and supplier.

» RELATED: Kellogg’s recalls “Honey Smacks” over salmonella concerns

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No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled products, but the public is advised not to consume the items. Any affected products should instead be discarded or may be returned for a full refund.

Recalled products include:

  • Mrs. Freshley's – 4 ct./7.2 oz. (072250011907)
  • Mrs. Freshley's – 6 ct./12 oz. (072250903233)
  • Food Lion – 6 ct./13 oz. (035826092779)
  • H-E-B – 6 ct./12 oz. (041220296583)
  • Baker's Treat – 6 ct./13 oz. (041498188382)
  • Great Value – 6 ct./13 oz. (087381760556)
  • Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bread (078742147550)

Best by dates for the aforementioned recalled items can be found at flowerfoods.com.

Consumers with questions can call the company’s line at 1-866-245-8921 from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

According to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control, salmonella bacteria causes approximately 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths in the United States each year.

Learn more about salmonella and how to protect yourself.

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