Sweet Treat Sold at Wal-Mart, Other Retailers Nationwide Recalled Due to Salmonella

July 19, 2018Jul 19, 2018

They look perfectly innocent. No one thinks about getting a serious illness from a piece of cake.

But that's just the risk for people who have recently eaten Swiss roll. Several brands of the delicious treat have just been recalled nationwide.

Flower Foods, Inc., the maker of Swiss Rolls, is voluntarily recalling its product. They are worried about a potential salmonella outbreak.

The Swiss Rolls affected were sold under several brand names, including Walmart's Great Value, which is distributed nationwide.

According to a local CBS News affiliate, officials with the company said the recall is a precautionary measure.

The rolls were also sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley's, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker's Treat, Market Square and Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bread. While Great Value was distributed nationwide, these brands were only distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

No illnesses have yet been reported in connection with the recalled items. Click here for a list of UPC numbers and best by dates. People should not consume the products.

Affected product should be discarded or may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may call Flowers' Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Consumers also may contact the center via email by visiting www.flowersfoods.com/contact/consumers.

Salmonella is a bacteria that causes serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people who ingest salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream. There is produces more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

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