Precautionary Recall Alert Issued For Selected Whole Wheat Bread Products

Alert pertains only to products baked at Sara Lee's Meridian, Miss. bakery DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.

(July 26, 2007) - Sara Lee Food & Beverage is issuing a voluntarily and precautionary recall of selected whole wheat bread products produced at the company's Meridian, Miss. bakery and sold at grocery retailers in the following areas of the country: the entire states of Mississippi and Alabama, most of Arkansas, far southeastern Missouri, western Georgia, southwestern Tennessee, southeastern Louisiana and the panhandle of Florida.

The affected products may contain small pieces of metal. Sara Lee is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in undertaking this voluntary recall. The affected products are stamped "Best if purchased by" between the dates of July 25, 2007 and August 7, 2007 and include the code "222." This information can be found on the front of the bag. T

he products were sold in a variety of retail grocery and mass merchant retailers and include:  Colonial Wheat Sandwich 20 oz. 5040023502

Schnucks Wheat Sandwich 24 oz. 2412601044

Earthgrains Honey Wheat Berry 5040072709

Flavorite Wheat Sand. 20 oz. 4113002364

Foodland Wheat Bread 20 oz. 4130320964

Golden Bake Wheat Bread 20 oz. 5040008505

Grissom's Wheat Bread 20 oz. 5193370220

Grissoms 24oz. Wheat Sand. 5193370300

IGA 20oz. Wheat 4127003695

Great Value Split Top Bread 20 oz. 7874206274

Great Value 24 oz. Wheat Sand 7874228543

Piggly Wiggly Wheat Bread 20 oz. 5040000118

Publix Honey Wheat 4141539095

Publix 100% Stoneground 4141539190

Publix Wheat 20 oz. 4141539290

Publix Stone Ground Wheat 20 oz. 4141539390

Shurfresh Split Top Wheat 20 oz. 1116144835

EarthGrains 100% Natural Wheat Berry 5040072748

EarthGrains 100% Natural 7-Grain 5040072747

EarthGrains 100% Natural Whole Wheat 5040072746

Sara Lee Delightful Wheat 7294571706

Sara Lee Delightful 100% Whole Wheat 7294571589

Sara Lee Delightful 100% Multi-Grain 7294571588

Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious 100% Whole Wheat with Honey 7294560152

Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious 100% Whole Wheat 7294560157

Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious 100% Multi-Grain 7294560158

Sara Lee Deli Style 100% Whole Wheat 7294561001

Consumers are strongly encouraged to check the packaging of any of these products to determine whether they are included in the recall. Only those products that include the code "222" on the packaging are included in this recall. These products should not be consumed and should be returned to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. The products are being removed from store shelves, but some may remain in consumer possession.

All retail and institutional foodservice customers have been notified, and arrangements for product retrieval have been made. The recall applies only to products listed above, which are produced in the company's Meridian, Mississippi bakery. The recall does not apply to any other Sara Lee bread brand, including all products sold under the Soft 'n Smooth label. Consumers who may have questions or concerns should call Sara Lee's toll-free consumer line at (800) 683-3466. The consumer line is available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time. # # #