A bread company is recalling loaves of bread after receiving complaints of broken glass on the outside of bread. The company said the glass is from a broken light bulb.
In today's audit-ready world, having unshielded light bulbs is very uncommon, let alone to have one break in an area where product is exposed. Being that the complaints state the glass was located on the outside of the loaves, the bulb breaking event would have had to occur after panning somewhere through baking on through to packaging.
Recognizing a bulb had broke in that area, immediate corrective action that would have included putting any product that had the potential for exposure, would have prevented this massive recall.
This is a great learning opportunity to be shared with employees on 1) keeping an eye open for anything that can present a hazard and 2) the importance of taking immediate action.
FDA Recall Notice
Bimbo Bakeries Voluntary Regional Recall of Certain Limited Breads Produced Under the Sara Lee, Great Value, Kroger, Bimbo, Nature’s Harvest and L’Oven Fresh Brands
Contact: Consumer: 1-800-984-0989
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — August 26, 2015 — HORSHAM, PA — Bimbo Bakeries USA has initiated a voluntary regional recall of certain bread products under the Sara Lee®, Kroger®, Bimbo®, Nature’s Harvest®, Great Value and L’Oven Fresh® brands due to the possible presence of fragments of glass caused by a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries.
Recalled products are the fresh bread products listed below with Best By Date, UPC Code and Bakery Code 1658 that were bought in the states listed below. The Best By Date can be found on the lower front/top third of the bag, the Bakery Code is to the left of the Best By Date. The UPC Code can be found in the bottom right corner on the back/bottom of the bag.
The company announced the recall after receiving 3 consumer reports of small pieces of glass found on the outside of the bread. There are no reports of injury.
All recalled products are being removed from store shelves. No other products are affected.
Consumers who have purchased the product can return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-984-0989 at any time 24 hours a day.
Product Name/DescriptionBest By Date UPC CodeBakery CodeStatesKroger 100% Whole Wheat Round Top Bread 16 oz SEP 01 1111000132 1658 VA
L’Oven Fresh Fit & Active Multigrain Bread 20 oz AUG 31 4149821093 1658 GA, NC, SC, VA
Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat Bread 20 oz SEP 01 7294560134 1658 GA, NC, SC, VA
Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread 20 oz SEP 01 7294560136 1658 GA, NC, SC, VA
Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat Bread 16 oz SEP 01 7294561103 1658 FL, GA, NC, SC, VA
Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread Twinpack 2 lbs 8oz SEP 01 7294561159 1658 NC, SC, VA
Sara Lee Delightful Healthy Multi-Grain Bread Twinpack 2 lbs 8 oz AUG 29 7294561169 1658 AL, FL, GA, NC, SC
Sara Lee Delightful Healthy Multi-Grain Bread 20 oz SEP 01 7294571588 1658 FL, GA, SC
Sara Lee Delightful 100% Whole Wheat made with Real Honey Bread 20oz AUG 29 7294571589 1658 FL, GA, SC
Bimbo 100% Whole Wheat Bread 16oz SEP 01 7432309230 1658 AL, FL, GA, NC, OH, SC, TN
Nature's Harvest Stoneground 100% Whole Wheat Bread 20oz SEP 01 7870080162 1658 AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, OH, SC, TN, VA, WV
Nature's Harvest Stoneground 100% Whole Wheat Bread twinpack 2 lbs 8oz SEP 01 7870080168 1658 FL, GA, NC, VA
Great Value 100% Whole Wheat Roundtop Bread 16oz SEP 01 7874207448 1658 NC, VA
Great Value 100% Whole Wheat Bread 20oz SEP 01 7874236690 1658 NC, SC, VA