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Flowers Foods Recalls Swiss Rolls Due To Salmonella

Thomasville, Georgia-based Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) is voluntarily recalling several brand of Swiss Rolls and Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bread due to the potential presence of Salmonella in an ingredient, whey powder

The swiss rolls were sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley's, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker's Treat, Market Square, and Great Value and were distributed nationwide. Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bread were distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

The ingredient recall was initiated by a third-party whey powder manufacturer and supplier. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled items.

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. 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, endocarditis and arthritis.

The company has asked consumers to not consume these products and return it place of purchase for a full refund.

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