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In this photo, a plate of hot dogs sits on a table at the annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on July 4, 2005. Getty Images

A number of hamburger and hot dog buns have been recalled by Flowers Foods, Inc. for a possible choking hazard. The recalled buns may have small pieces of hard plastic in them that occurred during the production process.

The recalled hamburger and hot dog buns were distributed at a variety of retail locations that include Walmart, Target, Aldi, Piggly Wiggly, and Publix. The buns were sold under a variety of brands that include Clover Valley, Great Value, Laura Lynn, Nature’s Own, Piggly Wiggly, Publix, Food Depot, Sunbeam, 7-Eleven, Great Value, Home Pride, IGA, and Wonder. A full list of recalled buns can be viewed here.

The recalled buns were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Flowers Foods is urging consumers not to eat the recalled hamburger and hot dog buns. The recalled buns should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call Flowers Foods’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST or by email by visiting

The company discovered the plastic contamination in its production equipment. It has not received any reports of injury or illness due to the recall.