Western Mixers Produce & Nuts, Inc. of Ontario, CA is recalling Yogurt Covered Pretzels because of potential Salmonella contamination.

The recall is the result of a routine sampling program by the source supplier of the yogurt coating, which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Yogurt Covered Pretzels was distributed in California, through Thorp Fruit, Down Home Goods, Smart & Final and Gelson’s retail stores.

Recalled products:

Yogurt Covered Pretzels

  • Smart & Final, First Street Brand; plastic containers, 6 oz& 15 oz.
    Product Lot #: 241091, 241161, 241241
  • Gelson’s, Gelson’s Brand; plastic containers, 15 oz.
    Product Lot #: 241062
  • Down Home Goods; Sold as bulk, 14 lb.
    Product Lot #: 241010 Thorp Fruit, Sold as bulk, 14 lb. Product Lot #: 241010

As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported to date.

Customers who purchased the product should dispose it or return it to the place of purchase.

About Salmonella

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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