From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
THOMASVILLE, GA — Georgia company Flowers Foods is advising the public to not consume its Swiss rolls or Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread products as a voluntary recall was issued due to a potential for salmonella in an ingredient.
According to a press release by Flowers Foods, its Swiss rolls products are being sold under the brand names of Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina are the states where the products are being recalled.
The company stated that there are concerns that there may be a presence of salmonella in the ingredient whey powder, provided by a third-party whey powder manufacturer and supplier that initiated 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,” the company stated in is press release. “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.”
The products should be either discarded or returned for a refund. A list of UPC numbers and “Best by” dates can be seen on the press release by Flowers Food.