ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Hostess Brands, LLC is issuing a voluntary recall of its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The F.D.A. says the recall pertains to the confectionery coating used on the special edition of the classic American treat. The coating, produced by Blommer Chocolate Company, contains milk powder ingredients which have been recalled by Valley Milk Products, LLC due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The F.D.A. says no illnesses have been reported. Additionally, no coating samples have tested positive for Salmonella.
The recall applies to White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies which were sold throughout the United States in multipack boxes. People who bought these Twinkies are urged not to consume them. If returned to the place of purchase, full refunds are being offered.
People who come into contact with Salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It can cause fatal infections in young children, elderly people or those with weakened immune systems.