Recall: Bread may contain foreign metal objects

Metallic foreign bodies: bakeries recall various baked goods

The bakeries Härdtner and Mitterer from Baden-Württemberg have started a recall for various breads. According to the companies, it cannot be ruled out that the baked goods contain metallic foreign bodies that could cause injuries when consumed.

The Mitterer GmbH bakery in Heilbronn and the Härdtner GmbH bakery in Neckarsulm are recalling several baked goods. The recall is made because it cannot be ruled out that there are metallic foreign bodies in the products that could cause injuries when consumed.

Customers receive a free replacement

According to a consumer note that the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety has published on its portal "", the following baked goods are affected by the recall:

  • Wood oven rye stollen 2 kg
  • Wood stove wheat stollen 2 kg
  • Wood stove loaf
  • Mixed rye bread
  • Swabian loaf
  • Unterländer
  • Rye loaf
  • Whole whole grain

According to the information, any bread that may have been affected has already been taken out of sale. "Only the types of bread mentioned above that were purchased on December 13, 2019 between 6 a.m. and 8.30 a.m. are affected," write the bakeries.

According to "" the breads were only sold in branches in the districts of Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Hohenlohekreis and Heilbronn Stadt- und Landkreis.

Customers who may have bought the relevant products can return them to the branches and receive free replacements, even without presenting the receipt.

Foreign bodies in food

In food production, due to errors in the manufacturing processes, contamination or foreign bodies such as metal or plastic residues can occur again and again.

Foreign bodies in food can cause many different injuries and symptoms.

Depending on the size, nature and material of the swallowed body, chewing injuries can occur in the mouth and throat. Depending on the size, swallowed parts can block the esophagus or the digestive organs.

If smaller parts remain in the body, they can sometimes cause inflammation. Digestion or stomach problems and internal injuries cannot be ruled out either.

It can become particularly dangerous if the objects are glass or sharp-edged objects. (ad)

Author and source information

This text corresponds to the specifications of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical doctors.


  • Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety: Food warning details, (accessed: December 15, 2019),
  • Consumer information from the Mitterer GmbH bakery, (accessed: 15.12.2019),

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