There’s nothing worse than trying to reward yourself with a delicious dessert and ending up punishing yourself instead by getting sick from it.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth like I do and have purchased some desserts from the following stores and brands, you will definitely want to check and double check your pantry to get rid of them. You don’t want to risk getting sick from a seemingly harmless treat.
Check Your Pantry For These Desserts!
Big time manufacturer Flowers Foods has recently recalled some of their baked goods after getting word from a third-party whey powder supplier that there was possible salmonella contamination. Because Flowers Foods is such a large distributor, this recall has affected a large number of well-known stores and brands.
Although there haven’t yet been any reports of illness due to consumption of these products, Flowers Foods says that all customers should check their dessert and bread items to make sure they are not part of the recall. It is always better to be safe than sorry! In many cases, the store you purchased from should offer a full refund for affected items.
Items Included In The Recall
The whey powder is used in many products but is especially prevalent in “Swiss” sweet rolls, which may be packaged and sold under many different brand names. At one leading national supermarket, Walmart, this includes Great Value Swiss Rolls. However, if you have purchased Swiss Rolls from any store or brand, it may be best to play it safe and throw them out.
Flowers Foods has also included any desserts packaged under the brand names Baker’s Treat, Mrs. Freshley’s, Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread, and Market Square. If you have purchased baked desserts from any of these brands, don’t eat them. Some loaves of bread and rolls have been recalled as well, such as privately labeled rolls at WalMart, Food Lion, and H-E-B, and Walmart’s Great Value bread.
If you are unsure whether a product is included in the recall or not, or have any other questions on the topic you can contact Flowers Foods hotline at 1-866-245-8921.
While it may be a pain to have to go through your entire pantry, trust me, you don’t want to risk salmonella poisoning. Eating any product contaminated with salmonella could leave you so ill you won’t want to eat another dessert ever again.
Salmonella poisoning leads to fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. These symptoms generally can appear 12 to 72 hours after infection and last 4 to 7 days. Yes, you heard right!
Most people recover without treatment, but the wait is definitely brutal. In severe cases the infection spreads into the bloodstream and other parts of the body. Without proper treatment in a hospital with antibiotics, the illness can be fatal. (1, 2)
It may be hard to see those desserts and baked goods go, but it’s much better to have to take an extra trip back to the store for a refund, or at the very least to the trash, rather than risk getting sick. So check your pantry and take those recalled foods as far away from your kitchen as possible.