Recall alert: Hostess recalls hamburger, hot dog buns sold nationwide amid listeria, salmonella risk

LENEXA, Kan. — Hostess Brands LLC has recalled certain hamburger and hot dog buns after its co-manufacturer, Best Harvest Bakeries, detected potential for the products to be contaminated with listeria and salmonella.

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According to the recall notice, the affected products were sold to distributors, convenience stores and other retail stores nationwide but are limited to Hostess Soft White Hamburger Buns with the UPC code 888109110987 and Soft White Hot Dog Buns with the UPC code 888109110970. The sell-by dates of the affected products range from Aug. 13 to Oct. 4. Click here to see the complete list of affected batch numbers and corresponding best-by dates.

Hostess Brands has received no reports of illness related to the voluntary recall, the recall notice stated.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, listeriosis, the bacterial infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes, can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly 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, listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, the recall notice stated.

Meanwhile, healthy individuals infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, but if the bacteria migrate to the bloodstream, more serious conditions such as endocarditis, arthritis and arterial infections can occur. Young children, the elderly and others with compromised immune systems can develop serious, and sometimes fatal, infections, the CDC stated.

Consumers who 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, the recall notice stated.