If You Have This Bread at Home, Get Rid of It Now
Is this recalled product lurking in your cupboard?
While you may be used to checking your bread for mold before you dive into the package to toast it or make a sandwich, there's a different kind of concern you should have about your favorite carbs this week. There's been a recall of two particular products that could be harboring a potentially dangerous ingredient. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Georgia-based company Flower Foods, Inc. has voluntarily recalled their Canyon Bakehouse Mountain White Bread and Canyon Bakehouse Everything Bagels due to possible gluten contamination, despite being explicitly marketed as "100 percent whole grain gluten-free bakery products." Read on to learn more about the bread recall, and for more dangerous product flaws, check out If You Have This Candle at Home, Get Rid of It Immediately.
The error was discovered during routine finished product testing, and while some might not see the concern over undisclosed gluten, the substance can truly have serious ramifications for those with wheat allergies and other similar conditions. This poses a real risk, given that both recalled products are likely purchased by individuals with medical reasons to avoid gluten. "Consumption of this product by people with a wheat allergy, celiac disease, or gluten or wheat sensitivity may cause adverse health effects or serious allergic reactions," the FDA explained in the products' recall notice.
As the Mayo Clinic points out, those with wheat allergies may experience swelling or irritation in the mouth or throat, hives, congestion, headache, upset stomach, vomiting, and in serious cases, difficulty breathing or anaphylaxis shortly after consuming wheat products. Those with celiac disease or a wheat sensitivity may experience a more moderate flareup of their condition.
The recalled products were reportedly distributed to retail customers in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. To date, no related illnesses or incidents have been reported.
As the FDA points out, there's a simple way to tell if you've purchased an affected batch: "People should not consume products if both the UPC and Lot Number are noted on the package. The Lot Number is printed on the plastic closure that seals the bag." If your bread is labeled with UPC 8-53584-00200-3 and lot number 032220323, or your bagels are labeled with 8-53584-00221-8 and lot number 032220316, the FDA recommends throwing the product away, or bringing it back to its point of purchase for a full refund.
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