Hamburger, hotdog buns recalled; may contain hard plastic

Nature’s Own Butter Hamburger buns are among the products included in the recall. (Company photo/Facebook)

THOMASVILLE, Georgia (KWTX) Georgia-based Flowers Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling hamburger and hot dog buns and other bakery products due to the potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic that may have been introduced during production, the company said in a press release.

Consumption of product may cause a choking hazard.

According to the company's website, the products being recalled were distributed to retail customers under a variety of brand names and distributed in Texas as well as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The company initiated the recall following the discovery of small pieces of hard plastic in production equipment.

No related injuries or illnesses have been reported.

People should not consume these products.

Consumers should discard affected product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may call Flowers' Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.