Recall alert: Swiss cake rolls, bread may be contaminated with salmonella


A popular sweet treat sold under multiple brand names is being recalled this week due to the possible contamination of salmonella. The voluntary recall affects Swiss rolls manufactured by Flowers Foods Inc. of Thomasville, Georgia.

The rolls were distributed under the following brands: Baker’s Treat, Mrs. Freshley’s, Market Square and Great Value, according to a press release from Flower Foods. Also being recalled is some Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread.

Swiss rolls sold at Walmart, H-E-B, Food Lion recalled due to salmonella risk

Major retailers such as Walmart, H-E-B and Food Lion carried the Swiss rolls across the country. The bread was sold in in a handful of states across the South: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

“The ingredient recall was initiated by a third-party whey powder manufacturer and supplier. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled items,” the Foods recall notice says.

So far, there have been no cases of sickness associated with the recalled products.

Salmonella symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. If it gets into the bloodstream, Salmonella can cause infections of the artery and more, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

See below for UPC numbers and “Best By” dates.


UPC # 


Mrs. Freshley’s ‘ 4 ct./7.2 oz.


10/09/18 through 10/19/18

309 8187 A 75 D

309 8187 B 75 D

309 8190 C 75 D

309 8194 B 75 D

309 8194 C 75 D

Mrs. Freshley’s ‘ 6 ct./12 oz.



309 8194 B 75 D

Food Lion ‘ 6 ct./13 oz.



H-E-B ‘ 6 ct./12 oz.



Baker’s Treat ‘ 6 ct./13 oz.


09/21/18 through 09/28/18

Market Square ‘ 6 ct./12 oz.


309 8194 B

Great Value ‘ 6 ct./13 oz.


Sep 17 2018 Through Sep 25 2018

309 8191 B

Captain John Derst’s
Old Fashioned Bread


07/16/18 through 7/28/18

Flowers Foods says that customers who may have the recalled products should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have questions, Flowers’ consumer relations center can be reached at 866-245-8921 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail at

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