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King’s Hawaiian recalls breads due to risk of Cronobacter and botulism

King’s Hawaiian is voluntarily recalling its Pretzel Slider Buns, Pretzel Hamburger Buns and Pretzel Bites products out of caution following a recall of an ingredient used in pretzel products from one of its suppliers, Lyons Magnus. Lyons Magnus is recalling this ingredient due to potential for causing microbial contamination, including organisms Cronobacter sakazakii and Clostridium botulinum. Although no illnesses associated with King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Bread have been reported and no pathogens have been found in King’s Hawaiian products to date, the recall is ongoing to ensure consumer safety.

This recall does not affect any other King’s Hawaiian products, as no other products use this Lyons Magnus ingredient. King’s Hawaiian will resume production of all pretzel products once the company has ensured that all current products have been phased out and confirmed the safety of all ingredients.

Consumers in possession of King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Slider Buns, King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Hamburger Buns or King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Bites should discard the product. Consumers can contact King’s Hawaiian at 877-695-4227, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT, with questions or to request a replacement product.

King’s Hawaiian advises consumers in possession of King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Slider Buns, King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Hamburger Buns or King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Bites to discard the product. If there are any issues with specific lot codes, here is a list of affected lots:

The description UPC Batch code
800111 – King’s Pretzel Hawaiian Burger Bun 73435000365 108222
109222
110222
111222
112222
164222
165222
166222
167222
168222
187222
188222
189222
199222
214222
215222
216222
217222
218222
800112 – King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Bun 73435000372 115222
116222
117222
118222
119222
120222
157222
158222
159222
160222
161222
162222
200222
201222
202222
203222
204222
220222
221222
800151 – King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Bites 73435000525 1672IB
1682IB
1702IB
1712IB
1722IB
1732IB
1742IB
1752IB
1772IB
1782IB
1792IB
1802IB
1812IB
1842IB
1852IB
1862IB
1872IB
1882IB
1912IB
1922IB
1932IB
1942IB
1952IB
1982IB
1992IB
2002IB
2012IB
2022IB
2052IB
2062IB
2072IB
2082IB
2092IB
2122IB
2132IB
2142IB
2152IB
2162IB
2192IB
2202IB
2212IB