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Hot Dog, Hamburger Buns Recalled Over Possible Plastic Contamination

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A package of hot dog buns on July 10 in Orlando, Florida. Flowers Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling hamburger and hot dog buns and other bakery products due to the potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic. Paul Hennessy / NurPhoto / Getty Images

If you're aiming for a plastic-free cookout this summer, you might have to check in an unexpected place: your hamburger or hot dog buns.


Georgia-based Flowers Foods is recalling buns and other bakery products sold at major retailers including Walmart, Sam's Club, Dollar General and Target because they might be contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic, WSIL reported.

The company announced the recall Tuesday after discovering pieces of hard plastic in production equipment.

"Consumption of product may cause a choking hazard," Flowers Foods said.

However, there have been no reports of injury so far.

The recall impacts a number of brand names distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Impacted stores include 7-Eleven, Walmart, Target, Piggly Wiggly, Publix, Ingles and IGA, while the recalled brands include Wonder, Great Value, Market Pantry, Nature's Own and Sunbeam, WebMD reported.

The affected products all have best-by dates of July 17 to 19.

Below is a full list of the impacted products. For UPC codes and lot numbers, check the Flowers website or the Food and Drug Administration.

7-Eleven

  • 7-ELEVEN 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS

Bravo

  • BRAVO 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS

CBC Nathans

  • CBC NATHANS 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS

Clover Valley

  • CLOVER VALLEY 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • CLOVER VALLEY 8CT HOT DOG BUNS

Family Style

  • FAMILY STYLE 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • FAMILY STYLE 8CT HOT DOG BUNS

Flowers

  • FLOWERS 12CT BRATWURST BUNS
  • FLOWERS 8CT 100% WHOLE WHEAT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • FLOWERS BBQ BREAD
  • FLOWERS ENRICHED ROLLS
  • FLOWERS RESTAURANT 12CT HOT DOG BUNS

Food Depot

  • FOOD DEPOT 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • FOOD DEPOT 8CT HOT DOG BUNS

Great Value

  • GREAT VALUE 100% WHOLE WHEAT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • GREAT VALUE 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • GREAT VALUE 8CT HOT DOG BUNS

Grissom's Mill

  • GRISSOM'S MILL 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS

Hitchcock's

  • HITCHCOCK'S 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS

Home Pride

  • HOME PRIDE 16CT HAMBURGER BUNS

Ideal

  • IDEAL 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • IDEAL 8CT HOT DOG BUNS

IGA

  • IGA 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • IGA 8CT HOT DOG BUNS

Ingles

  • INGLES BBQ BREAD

Laura Lynn

  • LAURA LYNN 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • LAURA LYNN 8CT HOT DOG BUNS
  • LAURA LYNN DINNER ROLLS

L'oven Fresh

  • L'OVEN FRESH 8CT KAISER BUNS

Market Pantry

  • MARKET PANTRY 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • MARKET PANTRY 8 CT HOT DOG BUNS

Members Mark

  • MEMBERS MARK 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS 3 PK

Natural Grain

  • NATURAL GRAIN 12CT HOT DOG BUNS
  • NATURAL GRAIN 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS

Nature's Own

  • NATURE'S OWN 8CT 100% WHOLE WHEAT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • NATURE'S OWN 8CT BUTTER HAMBURGER BUNS

Oven Fresh

  • OVEN FRESH 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • OVEN FRESH 8CT HOT DOG BUNS

Piggly Wiggly

  • PIGGLY WIGGLY 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • PIGGLY WIGGLY 8CT HOT DOG BUNS

Publix

  • PUBLIX 12CT BROWN & SERVE ROLLS
  • PUBLIX 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • PUBLIX 8CT HOT DOG BUNS

SE Grocers

  • SE GROCERS 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • SE GROCERS 8CT HOT DOG BUNS

Sedano's

  • SEDANO'S 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS

Sunbeam

  • SUNBEAM 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • SUNBEAM 8CT HOT DOG BUNS

WM

  • WM 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS (PAN PARA SANDWICH)

Wonder

  • WONDER 12CT DINNER ROLLS
  • WONDER 24CT DINNER ROLLS
  • WONDER 8CT HAMBURGER BUNS
  • WONDER 8CT HONEY HAMBURGER BUNS
  • WONDER 8CT HOT DOG BUNS
  • WONDER PULL-A-PART BBQ BREAD

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