Thursday, July 28, 2016

Supermarket Chain Recalls Bakery Items Due to Sugar Contaminated with Metal Pieces

Weiss Markets, a PA based store chain, has recalled bakery products due to the potential for metal fragments that came in with the sugar.  This recall is similar to the ConAgra recall for frozen entrees in that it is the same sugar supplier issue.

In a post in Food Safety News (the lawyer sponsored website), they indicated that FDA has released no information on the name of the supplier or the reason the metal was in the sugar.  So unfortunately for us, this information would be helpful in completing a hazard analysis.

FDA Recall Notice
Voluntary Recall for 30 Bakery Products
For Immediate Release
July 22, 2016

Consumers  Weis Markets Customer Service   1-866-999-9347


Sunbury, PA – Weis Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for 30 bakery products including muffins, cookies, shortbread and baked bread items due to the potential presence of small metal fragments (2-9mm) in the sugar topping used on these products. This voluntary action is being taken due to our supplier’s recall of the sugar ingredient. Foodborne foreign objects that are not hard and sharp and less than or equal to 7mm in length may cause minor injuries such as temporary reflexive choking and irritation of the gastrointestinal system. Weis Markets has received no reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption of these products to date.

The muffins are packaged in a plastic medium salad container. The loaf bread and cookies are packaged in a plastic hinged container, and the Irish soda bread is packaged in a plastic bag. The sell by date can be found at the bottom of the scale label affixed to the packaging. Products included in this recall were distributed in Weis Markets’ stores, specific product names and information are listed below.

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