The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
announced Wednesday that Bimbo Bakeries USA has initiated a voluntary recall of Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat bread because it may contain tree nuts not listed on the label.
The recall was necessary because Oroweat Health Nut bread was inadvertently placed in Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat bread packaging. The 100% Whole Wheat ingredient legend does not declare tree nuts.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the bread was baked at the company’s Denver plant and sold at most major retail grocery locations in five regional states: Colorado, Iowa, Wyoming, Nebraska and New Mexico.
An Oroweat spokesperson said that all affected products are being pulled from retail grocery shelves across Colorado.
The affected product has red, blue or tan closure tabs with a “Best
By” date of 9/22, 9/23 or 9/25 on the tab.
Consumers can return the product to the store where it was
purchased for an exchange or refund.
Any questions about the recall should be directed to an Oroweat company representative at 877-224-7374. Consumers may also call Daniel Rifkin, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Consumer Protection Division at 303-692-3644.
No illnesses have been reported to date. No other Oroweat products are involved in this recall.
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