Hostess Brands has issued a recall for some of its hamburger and hotdog buns because of concerns over possible salmonella and listeria contamination.
According to a news report, the voluntary recall was issued by the company and includes Hostess Soft White Hamburger Buns and Hostess Soft White Hot Dog Buns.
Foods that are contaminated with bacteria can give consumers serious ill effects and sicknesses.
Details of the Recall
The “Best By” dates for each of these products run from Aug. 13 through the end of September or early October. Hostess has said they have not received any reports of illness regarding the possible contamination and said they were issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution after becoming aware of this situation from its co-manufacturer, Best Harvest Bakeries.
The advisory notes that the items were sold in convenience stores, distributors, and other stores. Those who have these products at home are asked to throw them away or return the products to the store for a full refund.
Salmonella and Listeria
Salmonella and listeria infections occur when people eat food that is contaminated with bacteria. In both infections, people might experience symptoms such as nausea, abdominal pain, or diarrhea. With both salmonellosis and listeriosis, younger children, older adults, and those with compromised immune systems are more vulnerable.
While some people recover from salmonella infections within a few days, some may need medical treatment including hospitalization. Listeriosis could affect pregnant women and lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In others, listeria symptoms may include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions in addition to fever and muscle aches.
If You’ve Been Affected
If you have suffered food poisoning as a result of consuming contaminated food, it is important that you receive medical attention and care right away. Report your illness to the local health care agency, which tracks these types of illnesses. Save all receipts involving the purchase of the contaminated product.
If possible, isolate and preserve the product so it can be examined in a lab for the presence of pathogens. Contact an experienced California food poisoning lawyer who will help you secure compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, cost of hospitalization, treatment, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.