Hostess Brands, LLC is voluntarily recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies because of a recall by Blommer Chocolate Company of the confectionary coating used on the Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies product. The confectionary coating contains milk powder ingredients recalled by Valley Milk Products, LLC due to a concern of Salmonella contamination. There has not been any illness reported.
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.
This recall is only on the White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies (UPC 888109111571), which were only sold in multipack boxes of 9 Twinkies in a box. These Twinkies were sold nationwide.
Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to 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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SOURCE: U.S. Food & Drug Adminstration