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Aug. 13, 2021, 7:54 p.m. EDT

Voluntary Recall of Hostess® Hamburger Buns & Hot Dog Buns Due to Possible Health Risks

LENEXA, Kan., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hostess Brands, LLC (“Hostess Brands”) is voluntarily recalling certain Hostess® Soft White Hamburger Buns and Soft White Hot Dog Buns due to the potential for the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella . Hostess Brands is recalling the impacted products out of an abundance of caution after becoming aware of this issue from its co-manufacturer, Best Harvest Bakeries, through Best Harvest Bakeries’ environmental monitoring program. To date, Hostess Brands has received no reports of illness related to this issue.

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Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

This recall is limited to the following Hostess [®] Soft White Hamburger Buns and Soft White Hot Dog Buns, which were sold to distributors, convenience stores, and other retail stores throughout the United States:

Product Item UPC Batch Best By Date
Hostess® Soft White Hamburger Buns 888109110987 I060989300 8/13/2021
  I061189300 8/15/2021
  I061289300 8/16/2021
  I061489300 8/18/2021
  I061389300 8/17/2021
  I061589300 8/19/2021
  I061689300 8/20/2021
  I061789300 8/21/2021
  I061889300 8/22/2021
  I061989300 8/23/2021
  I062089300 8/24/2021
  I062489300 8/28/2021
  I062589300 8/29/2021
  I062989300 9/2/2021
  I070389300 9/6/2021
  I070289300 9/5/2021
  I063089300 9/3/2021
  I070789300 9/10/2021
  I070689300 9/9/2021
  I070889300 9/11/2021
  I070989300 9/12/2021
  I071089300 9/13/2021
  I071389300 9/16/2021
  I071189300 9/14/2021
  I071489300 9/17/2021
  I071289300 9/15/2021
  I071589300 9/18/2021
  I071689300 9/19/2021
  I072089300 9/23/2021
  I072389300 9/26/2021
  I072989300 10/2/2021
I073189300 10/4/2021
Hostess® Soft White Hot Dog Buns 888109110970 I060989300 8/13/2021
  I062189300 8/25/2021
  I062289300 8/26/2021
  I062389300 8/27/2021
  I062589300 8/29/2021
  I062689300 8/30/2021
  I063089300 9/3/2021
  I070189300 9/4/2021
  I070689300 9/9/2021
  I071289300 9/15/2021
  I072089300 9/23/2021
  I072189300 9/24/2021
  I072289300 9/25/2021
  I072389300 9/26/2021
  I072489300 9/27/2021
I072789300 9/30/2021

As Best Harvest Bakeries only manufactures certain Hostess [®] hamburger buns and hot dog buns for Hostess Brands, no other Hostess [®] products are affected, including Hostess [®] bread and bagel products.

Consumers who have purchased an affected product are urged to immediately dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact 1-800-483-7253 and also visit www.hostesscakes.com .

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210813005440/en/

SOURCE: Hostess Brands, LLC

Media: Marie Espinel or Hannah Arnold
The LAKPR Group
mespinel@lakpr.com or harnold@lakpr.com

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