Twinkies Recall Sparks Food Safety Discussion on Diabetes Late Nite

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Twinkies Recall Sparks Food Safety Discussion on Diabetes Late Nite

Earlier this week a seasonal version of the iconic American snack cake — Hostess Twinkies — joined dozens of other foods as a victim of a secondary recall because of Salmonella contamination at a powdered milk plant. What should you do if you’re living with diabetes and you experience food poisoning?

I spoke with one of the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach, Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE about this topic and the best ways to avoid food poisoning on January’s Diabetes Late podcast.

Hostess Brands LLC of Kansas City, MO, initiated a nationwide recall of its “Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies” because of the confectionary coating.

Hostess peppermint Twinkies Valley Milk“The confectionary coating contains milk powder ingredients recalled by Valley Milk Products LLC due to a concern of Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, and none of the confectionary coating sampled has tested positive for Salmonella.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the pathogen.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Listen to my full interview with Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, CDE by clicking HERE

Diabetes Late Nite inspired by Alicia Keys. Guests include: America’s #1 Fat Loss Expert and Author of ‘How to Fight FATflammation! Dr. Lori L. Shemek, PhD, Mary Ann Hodorowicz RD, LDN, MBA, CDE, CED, The Charlie’s Angels of Outreach and Mama Rose Marie.
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