KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – The Army and Air Force Exchange Service are recalling Nature’s Pride 100% Natural 12 Grain bread.
The recall comes on the heels of a Feb. 14 voluntary recall by the product’s flour manufacturer.
Dakota Specialty Milling, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, recalled a limited number of its specialty flours and grain blends because of the possible presence of metal wire fragments from a defective screen on one of its manufacturing lines at a milling facility, according to a company news release.
AAFES announced its recall Tuesday, noting that commissaries and exchange store locations had pulled all Nature’s Pride 100% Natural 12 Grain bread from their shelves. Customers who bought the product should return the bread to their exchange or commissary for a full refund.
The bread is made in the AAFES-Europe bakery in Grünstadt with the recalled flour, which is shipped by boat overseas. AAFES didn’t recall the bread immediately because “it took a while for the flour to get overseas to our location, hence we didn’t know whether or not we were affected,” said AAFES-Europe spokesman Lt. Col Al Hing.
When AAFES determined it had received some of the recalled product, the company as a precaution recalled the brand of bread that calls for that particular flour, according to Hing. He was checking Wednesday to see if any of the recalled flour actually ended up in the bread. So far, there have been no reports of anyone finding metal fragments in the bread, Hing said.
Dakota Specialty Milling said in a news release earlier this month that the recall was a precautionary measure and that no injuries associated with the recalled bread had been reported.