The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning about a popular snack food that may be contaminated with metal. The snack food in question is a widely consumed product, and the FDA is urging consumers to be aware of the potential contamination. In this article, we will discuss the details of the FDA’s warning and provide some tips on how to make sure you are eating safe snacks. We will also provide some alternatives to the contaminated snack food, so you can still enjoy a tasty snack without worrying about potential contamination.
This Popular Snack Food May Be Contaminated with Metal, FDA Says — Eat This Not That
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about a popular snack food that may be contaminated with metal. The agency is advising consumers to avoid eating the product, which is sold in stores nationwide.
The FDA says that the product, which is a type of snack food, may contain small pieces of metal. The agency is urging consumers to check the product label for any warnings or recalls before consuming it.
The FDA is also recommending that consumers who have already purchased the product should discard it immediately. The agency is also advising consumers to contact their local health department if they have any questions or concerns.
The FDA is continuing to investigate the source of the contamination and is working with the manufacturer to ensure that the product is safe for consumption. In the meantime, the agency is recommending that consumers avoid eating the product and opt for other snacks instead.
This is not the first time the FDA has issued a warning about a contaminated food product. In recent years, the agency has issued warnings about a variety of products, including peanut butter, canned tuna, and frozen vegetables.
Consumers should always be aware of potential food safety risks and take steps to protect themselves. The FDA recommends that consumers check product labels for recalls and warnings, and contact their local health department if they have any questions or concerns.
When you head to the snack food aisle at your local supermarket, odds are you aren’t there for your health. You probably know that many snack foods, from chips to cookies, are loaded with sugar, salt, and processed ingredients—but in the case of one popular snack, those ingredients may be the least of your worries.
A major food manufacturer has just announced the recall of multiple products after it was discovered that they may be contaminated with pieces of metal.
Read on to find out which products are being pulled from stores and what you should do if you have them at home. And for more foods you’re better off avoiding, check out these Popular Costco Foods That Are Making You Gain Weight, Say Dietitians.
On Oct. 31, the FDA announced that Flower Foods, Inc. had voluntarily recalled Tastykake multi-pack cupcakes as a “precautionary measure.”
The affected cupcakes include 12.75-oz. packages of six two-count Tastykake Chocolate Cupcakes with UPC 0-25600-00219-3 and Enjoy By Dates Dec. 14, Dec. 18, and Dec. 21; 14.25-oz. packages of six two-count Tastykake Crème Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with UPC 0-25600-00223-0 and Enjoy By Dates Dec. 14 and Dec. 18; 14.25-oz. packages of six two-count Tastykake Buttercreme Iced Crème Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with UPC 0-25600-00230-8 and 0-25600-00230-8 and Enjoy By Dates Dec. 14 and Dec. 18; and individual packages of Tastykake Buttercreme Iced Crème Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with UPC 0-25600-00004-5 and Enjoy By Date Dec. 18.
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The affected cupcakes were sent to retailers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia.
As of Nov. 1, 2021, Walmart, Target, and Giant Eagle had announced that the recalled Tastykake products were being pulled from stores; additional retailers may have also sold the affected products.
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The recall was initiated after a vendor to Flower Foods informed the company that an ingredient in the cupcakes may have been contaminated.
Specifically, the cupcakes may contain “tiny fragments of metal mesh wire,” the recall notice states. No adverse effects related to consumption of the recalled cupcakes had been reported at the time the recall was announced.
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If you have any of the recalled cupcakes at home, don’t eat them.
Instead, either throw them away or return them to the store from which they were purchased for a full refund. If you have questions about the recall, contact Flower Foods at 866-245-8921 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or via the Flower Foods website.