A variety of Tastykake cupcake and “krimpet” products were voluntarily recalled by Flowers Foods Inc. because they may contain tiny fragments of metal mesh wire.
The Tastykake Krimpets — a krimpet is a sponge cake pastry — were distributed nationwide. However, the recalled cupcakes were distributed to customers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.
Retailers that stocked the recalled products include Walmart, Target and Publix.
Flowers Foods initiated the recall after a vendor said an ingredient it supplied may have been contaminated. So far, there have been no reports of injuries or incidents in connection to the recalled snacks.
Nine Tastykake products fall under the recall bearing “enjoy by” dates as late as Dec. 25. They are:
- Tastykake Chocolate Cupcakes
- Tastykake Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
- Tastykake Buttercreme Iced Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
- Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets
- Tastykake Creme Filled Krimpets
- Tastykake Jelly Krimpets
- Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets (Club Pack)
- Tastykake 3 count Butterscotch Krimpets
- Tastykake 3 count Jelly Krimpets
The full product list with specific UPCs and “enjoy by” dates are listed on the recall announcement page.
Consumers are advised to throw away any affected product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call Flowers Foods at 866-245-8921, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
Aaron Kassraie writes about issues important to military veterans and their families for AARP. He also serves as a general assignment reporter. Kassraie previously covered U.S. foreign policy as a correspondent for the Kuwait News Agency’s Washington bureau and worked in news gathering for USA Today and Al Jazeera English.