Hostess Recall Holiday Twinkies for Possible Salmonella


According to the Fortune, Hostess have initiated a recall on the limited edition Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies due to alleged salmonella contamination.

Details of the Twinkies Recall

According to the FDA, the recall is specifically for the White Peppermint Twinkies sold in multipack boxes, with nine packages per box. The recall has been executed in order to be cautious and to prevent any incidents.

The hostess brand had concerns of the confectionery coating on the Twinkies possibly containing salmonella.

The coating is made with Valley Milk’s milk powder. Previously salmonella has been found in Valley Milk’s manufacturing facility.

About Foodborne Illnesses

The following information was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • About 1 million foodborne illnesses are recorded in the United States every year.
  • These illnesses result in 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths.
  • Salmonella generally results in diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.
  • Symptoms normally subside within 7 days, but children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune symptoms may experience more severe outcomes.

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