Flowers Foods Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on Cobblestone Bread Co. Wheat English Muffins in CT, DE, KY, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, DC, and WV

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Flowers Foods Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on Cobblestone Bread Co. Wheat English Muffins in CT, DE, KY, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, DC, and WV

For Immediate Release

March 30, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center
1-866-245-8921

Media

Paul Baltzer
229-227-2380

Announcement

THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is voluntarily recalling Cobblestone Bread Co. Wheat English Muffins with the UPC # 0 72250 01316 1 and best by dates of October 28, 2015 through April 10, 2016 because they contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to dairy products run the risk of serious or life–threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled product involves distribution to retail stores in: Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia.

The voluntary recall was initiated after Flowers discovered that product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.

Approximately 10,000 packages of English muffins are involved in the recall. Flowers issued the voluntary recall and is advising its trade customers to withdraw this product from sale. The company is in the process of recovering the product involved and is in contact with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure the continued safety of those consumers who may be impacted by this issue. The company has also reported the recall to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education).

Consumers who have purchased Cobblestone Bread Co. Wheat English Muffins with the UPC and dates noted are urged to return to the place of purchase for product replacement or refund. No other Cobblestone Bread Co. brand products are included in this recall.

Consumers with questions may call Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting the Contact Us page at http://www.flowersfoods.com.

About Flowers Foods
Headquartered in Thomasville, Ga., Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is one of the largest producers of fresh packaged bakery foods in the United States, with 2015 sales of $3.8 billion. Flowers operates bakeries across the country that produce a wide range of bakery products. Among the company’s top brands are Nature’s OwnWonder, and Tastykake. Learn more at www.flowersfoods.com.

* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.  
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm493484.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery