King of Hawaii recalls pretzel buns, product bites

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 Pretzel Slider Buns, Pretzel Hamburger Buns and Pretzel Bites.

The products are being recalled because they contain ingredients that other companies are recalling because of the potential to cause microbial contamination, including from the organisms Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum.

Cronobacter sakazakii the center is recalling baby formula in February 2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says infection from these germs can be very serious for the elderly and people with HIV, organ transplants or cancer.

Clostridium botulinum can cause severe forms of food poisoning six hours to two weeks after consumption. Symptoms may include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness.

Botulism poisoning can cause respiratory paralysis, causing death, unless respiratory assistance is provided.

Although no illnesses linked to 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 conducting a recall to ensure consumer safety.

The following product lots are affected by the recall.

The company advises that anyone with the affected product should throw it away.

The recall does not affect other King’s Hawaii products, as only these products use ingredients from Lyons Magnus. The company will continue the production of the product after confirming that all the products have now been disposed of and have confirmed the safety of all the ingredients.

Anyone with questions about the recall, or who would like to request a replacement product, can contact King’s Hawaiian at 877-695-4227, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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