The maker of a pancake and waffle mix sold at Walmart and Kroger issued a recall after it discovered "potential foreign material contamination" in products distributed across the U.S.
In announcements the Food and Drug Administration issued last week, Continental Mills described the contamination as "fragments from a cable used to clear the processing line."
The company, based in Washington state, said there were no reports of injuries or that contaminated product had been purchased.
The mix was distributed to Walmart stores nationwide and Kroger stores in 17 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
The company said it was "acting swiftly for the safety of consumers."
Neither Walmart nor Kroger immediately responded to requests for comment.