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