Hostess Issues Recall of Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies Due to Possible Health Risk

The confectionery coating contains milk powder ingredients that may potentially be contaminated with Salmonella

Hostess Issues Recall of Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies Due to Possible Health Risk
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January 18, 2017

Hostess Brands is voluntarily recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies due to a recall by Blommer Chocolate Company of the confectionery coating used on the Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies product. The confectionery coating contains milk powder ingredients recalled by Valley Milk Products due to a concern over salmonella contamination.

This recall applies only to the White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies (UPC 888109111571), which were only sold in multipack boxes (9 individually wrapped cakes in a box). This 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.

No illnesses have been reported related to this recall, to dateā€”and none of the confectionery coating sampled has tested positive for salmonella.

The products were sold to mass merchandisers, grocery stores, distributors, dollar and discount stores, as well as at convenience stores throughout the United States.

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 any additional concerns or questions about this recall should call (800) 483-7253.