Precautionary Recall Alert Issued For Selected Whole Wheat Fresh Bread Products

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Whole Wheat Fresh Bread Product Recall

Sara Lee Food & Beverage is issuing a voluntarily and precautionary recall of selected whole wheat bread products produced at the company's Meridian, Miss. bakery and sold at grocery retailers in the following areas of the country: the entire states of Mississippi and Alabama, most of Arkansas, far southeastern Missouri, western Georgia, southwestern Tennessee, southeastern Louisiana and the panhandle of Florida.

The affected products may contain small pieces of metal.

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Sara Lee is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in undertaking this voluntary recall. The affected products are stamped "Best if purchased by" between the dates of July 25, 2007 and August 7, 2007 and include the code "222." This information can be found on the front of the bag.

Consumers are strongly encouraged to check the packaging of any of these products to determine whether they are included in the recall. Only those products that include the code "222" on the packaging are included in this recall. These products should not be consumed and should be returned to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

The products are being removed from store shelves, but some may remain in consumer possession. All retail and institutional foodservice customers have been notified, and arrangements for product retrieval have been made.

The recall applies only to products listed above, which are produced in the compan's Meridian, Mississippi bakery. The recall does not apply to any other Sara Lee bread brand, including all products sold under the Soft 'n Smooth label.

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