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Hostess Issues Recall Over Salmonella Scare For These Products

One of the nation’s most popular snack manufacturers has found itself in an incredibly uncomfortable situation, as one of the iconic company’s products has some serious problems. The company is Hostess Brands, and the product just happens to be a limited edition variety of the product the company is best known for.

As AWM shares, the company excitedly launched its limited-edition white peppermint Twinkies for the holidays, and the rollout was poised for success. Even the best laid plans go awry from time to time, and that was unfortunately the case for these sweet treats.

Turns out a salmonella scare has developed, and the company has been forced to institute a recall. There’s a sugary coating on the Twinkies that has been potentially contaminated due to an issue with Bloomer Chocolate Co., which provided Hostess with one of the key ingredients. The word is that some food safety regulations were bypassed in the process of making the ingredient, and that’s opened up a giant can of worms. Hostess is not alone, as other product manufacturers have raced to get ahead of the problem.

“We are truly sorry for any distress this recall causes to our retail customers and to consumers. We remain committed to the highest standards in food quality and safety. We are taking this recall very seriously and truly appreciate the cooperation of our customers as we work to resolve this matter promptly,” a statement from Marty Palmer, president and chief executive officer of Palmer Candy Co. read in part.

While no illlnesses have been reported thus far, it nonetheless ramps up concerns for consumers. Salmonella poisoning is far from a pleasant experience, and it can even prove deadly in extreme cases. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps, and those that believe they may be infected should seek medical attention immediately.

As for those special-edition Twinkies, consumers are urged to throw them out or return them to the point of purchase for a full refund.

Source: AWM
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