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Flowers Foods recalls hamburger and hot dog bun products

Flowers Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling hamburger and hot dog buns and other bakery products due to the potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic that may have been introduced during production.

Consumption of these products may cause a choking hazard, according to a news release from Flowers Foods.

The products being recalled were distributed to retail customers under a variety of brand names and distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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.

Recognizable products from Flowers Food are brands such as Great Value, Piggly Wiggly, Publix, Sunbeam, Wonder, and Nature’s Own. Most of the products have a “Best By Date” of July 18 or July 19.

Flowers Foods said consumers should discard affected product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund in a news release. Consumers with questions may call Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting www.flowersfoods.com/contact/consumers.