Well this isn’t good.
Last year the Centers for Disease Control warned us not to eat Italian style meats because of a Listeria outbreak. That threatened to cripple the entire South Philadelphia economy.
Now we face another existential threat, this time in the form of an expanded Tastykake recall, via the Food and Drug Administration:
Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) has amended its October 31, 2021 voluntary recall press release on certain Tastykake products to reflect additional products included in the recall.
As a precautionary measure, the company is voluntarily recalling certain Tastykake multi-pack cupcakes and certain Krimpets products due to the potential presence of tiny fragments of metal mesh wire. The recall was initiated following notification by a vendor of the possible contamination in a supplied ingredient and is being amended following additional notification from the vendor.
The Tastykake multi-pack cupcakes products being recalled were distributed to retail customers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia. The Tastykake Krimpets products being recalled were distributed to retail customers throughout the U.S.
Metal mesh wire? Damn.
The recall includes the Jelly Krimpets, but who really gives a fuck about those? Nobody eats those. The real tragedy here is having to recall the Butterscotch Krimpets, with “enjoy by” dates of November 24th and December 1st. Click on this link and check out the list of affected items, so that you don’t bite into a Tastykake and end up with a metal mouth.
Not sure if you’re aware, but 94 WIP has a BIG Tastykake sponsorship. There is, or at least used to be, a huge stash of Tastykakes right there in the studio, for staff consumption. They’re gonna have to get Howard “The King” Eskin to go through the Tastykakes and remove any that are compromised. It’s not like he has anything better to do anyway.