Flowers Foods Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on Market Basket Original English Muffins Sold in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire


Paul Baltzer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 30, 2015 — Thomasville, GA — Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) is voluntarily recalling Market Basket Fork Split 6 count Original English Muffins with the UPC code 0 49705 82137 4 and best by dates of November 27, 2014 through February 6, 2015 because they contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled product was distributed through Market Basket Supermarkets in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire.

The recall was initiated after Flowers discovered that product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.

Flowers has alerted Market Basket, which has removed this product from its stores. Flowers is recovering the product involved to ensure the continued safety of those consumers who may be impacted by this issue. The recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company also has reported the recall to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education).

Consumers who have purchased Market Basket Fork Split 6 count Original English Muffins with the UPC and dates noted are urged to return it to a Market Basket Supermarket for product replacement or refund. No other Market Basket brand products are included in this recall.

Consumers with questions may call Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting the Contact Us page at


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