PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — If you bought or received a Wine Country Gift Basket in the past few months, Rhode Island health officials are urging you to check for one snack in particular.
According to the state Department of Health, Houdini Inc, is recalling Blue Cheese Savory Twists because they may be contaminated with salmonella.
A limited quantity of the products was distributed nationwide through Wine Country Gift Baskets and Houdini Inc’s wholesale division from Sept. 1, 2016, and Dec. 12, 2016, health officials said. No issues were found with any other food products in the baskets.
The recall includes 7 oz. packages with one of two lot codes printed on the foil pouch:
- 1831602XX (XX = last 2 digits refer to specific packaging machine)
- 2431602XX (XX = last 2 digits refer to specific packaging machine)
The company issued the recall after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found traces of salmonella at a manufacturing facility that supplied the powdered buttermilk used to make the blue cheese twists.
Health officials say salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. A healthy person infected with salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, which could possibly lead to more serious illness.
No illnesses have been reported to date, according to the health department.
Consumers are urged to dispose of the products immediately.
Anyone with questions can contact Houdini Inc.’s customer care at 866-712-5910 during normal business hours.