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Hostess recalls Twinkies for possible Salmonella contamination

Hostess Brands has voluntarily recalled a limited edition product of Twinkies.

The company is recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies because of a recall by Blommer Chocolate Company. The confectionery sugar coating used on the Twinkies contained milk powder ingredients recalled by Valley Milk Products due to a concern of Salmonella contamination.

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No illnesses have been reported to date, and none of the confectionery coating sampled has tested positive for Salmonella.

Hostess is initiating the recall out of an “abundance of caution,” according to the recall alert. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

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

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

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Consumers should not eat the product, and can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact 1-800-483-7253.

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