Hostess is voluntarily recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies due to the possible risk of Salmonella contamination. The confectionary coating contains milk powder ingredients that have been recalled by Valley Milk Products LLC. Hostess stresses that no illness due to the consumption of these products has been reported to date and none of the sampled confectionary coating samples tested positive for Salmonella.
The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution. The recall only applies to the White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies (UPC 888109111571). These were sold in multipack boxes with 9 individually wrapped cakes. The recall does not affect any other Hostess products.
“Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain,” the news release states. “In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”
Those who have purchased these products should not consume them or discontinue consumption and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact 1-800-483-7253 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Central
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