Recall of Hostess hamburger, hot dog buns threatens Labor Day cookouts

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Labor Day is just around the corner — and so is food poisoning if you’re not careful.

Hostess Brands, LLC, is voluntarily recalling certain hamburger and hot dog buns due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.

The household staple announced earlier this week that it was alerted by its co-manufacturer, Best Harvest Bakeries, of the issue.

Hostess Brands voluntarily recalled the food products out of an “abundance of caution.”

According to the announcement, no other food was contaminated — so you can presumably enjoy the rest of Hostess foods to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

Hostess Soft White Hamburger Buns were recalled after possible contamination.
FDA

While there are no reported cases of illness related to the Hostess Brands products — which were limited to the Soft White Hamburger Buns and Soft White Hot Dog Buns — the company urged customers to throw out the recalled buns or return them to the retailer for a full refund.

Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection can include severe headache, high fever, nausea, stiffness, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to the Food and Drug Administration. It can cause serious — and sometimes fatal — conditions in people with compromised immune systems, children and elderly adults. It can also cause pregnant women to have stillbirths and miscarriages.

The recall also included the Soft White Hot Dog Buns.
The recall also included the Soft White Hot Dog Buns.
FDA

Salmonella can also result in serious or fatal conditions in people with compromised immune systems, children or elderly adults. In a healthy adult infected with the bacteria, they often experience symptoms of abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and a fever. In rare cases, it can find its way into the bloodstream and cause a more severe illness.

Customers with questions can contact Hostess Brands at 1-800-483-7253 or visit their website.

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