Talk about bad timing.

By Betty Gold
Updated: July 12, 2019
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If you bought any burger or hot dog buns recently, check the package. Flower Foods, one of the top producers of baked goods in the United States, just recalled over 50 varieties of buns and other bread products as they may contain pieces of hard plastic that pose a choking hazard to consumers.

The potentially dangerous baked goods being recalled all have the best-by date of July 18 or July 19 and are sold under a variety of brand names, including Wonder Bread, Sunbeam, Nature’s Own, and IGA. These products were distributed to many major retail customers—Walmart, Aldi, Publix, 7-11, and Piggly Wiggly, to name a few—in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Flower Foods initiated the major recall after they discovered small pieces of hard plastic in their production equipment. Luckily, no injuries or illnesses have been reported at this time.

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If you did purchase and hot dog or hamburger buns recently—which is likely, as the biggest grill holiday of the year happened last week—do check your product’s packaging to see if the brand name, UPC numbers, or “best by” dates match the below list.

If you have any of these potentially dangerous baked goods in your home, do not consume them. Discard them immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may also 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.

  • 7-Eleven 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 52548006600; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Bravo 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 33755858688; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • CBC Nathans 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 72250093668; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Clover Valley 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 70210007595; best by July 18 and 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Clover Valley 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 70210007601; best by July 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Family Style 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 72250024730; best by July 18 and 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Family Style 8-count 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 70210012971; best by July 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Flowers 12-count bratwurst buns: UPC code: 71301067764; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Flowers 8-count 100% whole wheat hamburger buns; UPC code: none; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Flowers BBQ bread; UPC code: 72250040792; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 180.
  • Flowers enriched rolls; UPC code: 70210006864; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 180.
  • Flowers restaurant 12-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 70210006406; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Flowers restaurant 12-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 70210006499; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Flowers restaurant 12-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 70210009643; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Food Depot 8-count hamburger buns: UPC code: 72250024402; best by July 19, 2019, lot number 180.
  • Food Depot 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 72250024396; best by July 19, 2019, lot number 180.
  • Great Value 100% whole wheat hamburger buns; UPC code: 78742008004; best by July 18, 2019, lot number 111.
  • Great Value 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 78742223759; best by July 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Great Value 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 78742097282; best by July 19, 2019, lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Grissom's Mill 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 51933267404; best by July 18, 2019, lot number 111.
  • Hitchcock's 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 70210103372; best by July 18, 2019, lot number 111.
  • Home Pride 16-count hamburger buns: UPC code: 722500006583; best by July 18, 2019, lot number 111.
  • Ideal 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 72250025072; best by July 19, 2019; lot number 180.
  • Ideal 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 72250024631; best by July 19, 2019; lot number 180.
  • IGA 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 41270025485; best by July 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • IGA 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 41270042444; best by July 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Ingles BBQ bread; UPC code: 86854015438; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 180.
  • Laura Lynn 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 86854007808; best by July 19, 2019; lot number 180.
  • Laura Lynn 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 86854007846; best by July 19, 2019; lot number 180.
  • Laura Lynn dinner rolls; UPC code: 86854066690; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 180.
  • L'Oven Fresh 8-count Kaiser buns; UPC code: 41498117221; best by July 17, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Market Pantry 8-count hamburger buns: UPC Code: 85239031636; best by July 18 and 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Market Pantry 8-count hot dog buns: UPC Code: 85239701331; best by July 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Members Mark 8-count hamburger buns 3-pack; UPC code: 93968013936; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Natural Grain 12-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 73105920597; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Natural Grain 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 73105920580; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Nature's Own 8-count 100% whole wheat hamburger buns; UPC code: 72250003988; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Nature's Own 8-count butter hamburger buns; UPC code: 72250023139; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Oven Fresh 8-count hamburger buns: UPC code: 72250024716; best by July 18 and 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Oven Fresh 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 72250024389; best by July 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Piggly Wiggly 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 41290013172; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Piggly Wiggly 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 41290013134; best by July 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Publix 12-count brown & serve rolls; UPC code: 41415311909; best by July 18 2019; lot number 111.
  • Publix 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 41415306905; best by July 18 and 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Publix 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 41415307902; best by July 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • SE Grocers 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 38259101827; best by July 18 and 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • SE Grocers 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 38259101834; best by July 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Sedano's 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 72250000314; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Sunbeam 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 77633063283; best by July 19, 2019; lot number 180.
  • Sunbeam 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 77633063740; best by July 19, 2019; lot number 180.
  • WM 8-count hamburger buns (pan para sandwich); UPC code: 78742048680; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Wonder 12-count dinner rolls; UPC code: 72250074216; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 180.
  • Wonder 24-count dinner rolls; UPC code: 72250011693; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 180.
  • Wonder 8-count hamburger buns; UPC code: 72250021098; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Wonder 8-count honey hamburger buns; UPC code: 72250021128; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 111.
  • Wonder 8-count hot dog buns; UPC code: 72250021081; best by July 19, 2019; lot numbers 111, 180.
  • Wonder pull-apart BBQ bread; UPC code: 72250020923; best by July 18, 2019; lot number 180.

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