LOS ANGELES (WXIN) — King’s Hawaiian is issuing a major recall of some of its products due to potential microbial contamination.
On Friday, King’s Hawaiian announced it was recalling its pretzel buns, pretzel hamburger buns and pretzel bites.
The products are being recalled because they contain an ingredient that another company is recalling due to the potential for microbial contamination, including Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum organisms.
Cronobacter sakazakii was at the center of a baby formula recall in February 2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say infection with this germ can be very serious for the elderly and people living with HIV, breast transplants organs or cancer.
Clostridium botulinum can cause a severe form of food poisoning six hours to two weeks after consumption. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, droopy eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness.
Botulism poisoning can cause respiratory paralysis, resulting in death, unless respiratory assistance is provided.
Although no illnesses associated with King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Bread have been reported and no pathogens have been found in King’s Hawaiian products to date, the company said it is recalling to ensure safety. consumers.
The following product lots are affected by the recall.
The company advises anyone with any of the affected products to discard them.
The recall does not affect any other King’s Hawaiian products, as only those products used the Lyons Magnus ingredient. The company will resume production of the products after ensuring that all current products have been phased out and confirming the safety of all ingredients.
Anyone with questions about the recall or wishing to request a replacement product may contact King’s Hawaiian at 877-695-4227, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
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