Continental Baking Company

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“…the recall was issued after a broken light bulb was found in a storage bin which held some 40,000 pounds of flour…”

6 December 1989

Baked bread recalled from six states

MEMPHIS, TENN. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Bread and pastries were recalled from stores in six states after discovery of a broken light bulb in a flour bin at a Memphis bakery.

Continental Baking Co. officials said items covered by the recall Tuesday were sent to stores throughout Arkansas, northern Mississippi, northwest Alabama, southern Missouri, western Tennessee and southeast Kentucky.

The recall covers the Memphis bakery’s full production for Sunday and includes items with freshness dates of Dec. 10 and 11.

Stores receiving the products were advised to pull them from their shelves, and consumers were urged to return any purchased items for refunds, said Patrick Farrell, a Continental spokesman from St. Louis.

No incidents were reported of glass being found in the recalled bread and pastries, Farrell said.

Farrell and bakery manager Chuck Ashworth said the recall was issued after a broken light bulb was found in a storage bin which held some 40,000 pounds of flour.

Company officials did not know how the light bulb got in it.

Source: Associated Press News Archive (USA)