July 20, 2018 - The recalled bread was sold at major grocery chains including Walmart, H-E-B, and Food Lion. The Swiss Rolls were sold under various brand names including Mrs. Freshley's, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker's Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, which is sold exclusively by Walmart.
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What’s the problem?
Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bread was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, according to CBS News .
Flowers Foods said the salmonella bacteria may be present in the whey powder used in both recalled products, adding that the powder was provided by a third-party supplier.
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool
To date, no salmonella infections or other illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
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"Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund," the CDC said.
Bacterial Pathogens in Baked Foods
Each year, approximately 600 million people globally — nearly 10% of the world's population — get sick from eating food that has been tainted by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Likewise, the CDC has stated that foodborne diseases are a major public health burden in the U.S., with an estimated 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) falling ill annually. Of these, 128,000 require hospitalization, and 3,000 die.
According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), bakery products were linked to 142 disease outbreaks and 2,822 illnesses between 2004 and 2013.
The presence of salmonella in bakery products has been a concern for many years. Low levels of salmonella bacteria in flour and flour-based mixes have been the cause of multiple foodborne outbreaks. Ingredients such as raw flour, sugar, dairy products, chocolate and cocoa powder, spices, nuts, peanut butter, dried coconut, dried yeast, and egg products used in the manufacturing of bakery products can carry pathogens and result in pre-baking microbial contamination.
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