Saturday, July 28, 2007


Sara Lee Recalls 27 Brands of Bread
Posted: 2007-07-28 07:57:16
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) - Sara Lee Corp. is recalling 27 brands of whole wheat bread products because they could contain small metal pieces, the company said Friday.

A recent routine inspection of a bakery in Meridian, Miss., uncovered problems with a flour-sifting screen, said company spokesman Mark Goldman.

The machine was "not up to our specification and raised the possibility some metal could have dislodged," Goldman said.

The problem was isolated to the Meridian bakery, which continued production using bagged flour that did not require the sifting system, Goldman said.

The recall involves EarthGrains, Publix, Sara Lee Delightful, Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious and several other brands that were stamped "best if purchased by" July 25, 2007, to Aug. 7, 2007, and included the code "222."

The products were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

Consumers can return the bread to the store where it was purchased for a refund, Downers Grove, Ill.-based Sara Lee said.

Sara Lee shares fell 18 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $16 Friday.


  1. I heard about that, & I had just got a couple pks Sara Lee hot dog & hb buns from the Pantry a couple wks ago...have already ate them. Hope they were ok.

  2. thank God i can only afford Great Value, LOL.    Last week it was Castleberry, now this!

  3. When I logged on and saw that story on the welcome screen, I immediately clicked over. We do buy Sara Lee products, but not the wheat bread.  I worry for the people who live in those states that received the bad products, but was also relieved that I don't live in one of those states.

  4. i did get some sara lee stuff lastweek ....and i did go and check the codes and threw out the bread

  5. Cindy, thanks for the info, Hugs Lisa

  6. Glad I don't buy Sara Lee anymore. All these recalls are crazy. Just like that chili sauce, beef stew and dog/cat foods.
    Take care, Chrissie

  7. We don't have any of those brands here, so I sigh with relief. I don't eat much bread anyways!
    Gaz ;-)

  8. Thank Goodness I don't buy those brands!!

  9. seraphoflove9001July 29, 2007 at 9:16 AM

    Thank you for the heads up!