In a news release dated May 3 but posted Friday on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall alert web site, Flowers Foods announced a recall of baked goods because they may contain small pieces of metal.


The company said most of the suspect bread and English muffins were still in Flowers’ possession, and removed from the company’s distribution system. The recall was initiated as an extra precaution, the company said.

No injuries have been reported.

Flowers advised grocers to take the following products off shelves and hold for pickup by the company:

— Cobblestone Mill 16 oz. 100% Whole Wheat Bread UPC 0 72250 04171 3 

— Natural Grains Honey Wheat English Muffins UPC 0 73105 92029 0 

— Nature’s Own Light Multi Grain English Muffins UPC 0 72250 00377 3 

— Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat English Muffins UPC 0 72250 00376 6 

— Nature’s Own Honey Wheat English Muffins UPC 0 72250 00876 1

— Sweetbay 100% Whole Wheat English Muffins UPC 0 99614 64218 8

The bread and English muffins have best-by dates and codes of May 11th 0355 119 and May 12th 0355 120.  To see all the product package photos go here.

The products were distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia–as well as the following areas: Southern California, southwest Colorado, southern Illinois, southeastern Kansas, south and central Nevada, southern New Jersey, southern Ohio, southern Pennsylvania, and extreme southwestern Utah.

Consumers can return products with the best-by dates and UPC codes listed above to the place of purchase for product replacement or refund. Consumers with questions may contact Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921.