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National Pretzel Co. Announces Precautionary Recall of Honey Mustard Onion Seasoned Pretzels Because of Possible Health Risk


Company Contact:
Heather Sabharwal, Kratos Global
Tel: 202-577-3272


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 05, 2010 - As a precautionary measure, National Pretzel Company of Lancaster, Pa. is voluntarily recalling all Honey Mustard Onion flavored pretzels produced since December, 2009 because an ingredient used in the seasoning has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The honey mustard onion seasoning contains Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) which was recalled by Basic Foods Flavors, Inc. and has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

NO illnesses have been reported to date.

NO other National Pretzel products are involved in the recall.

The recalled Honey Mustard Onion seasoned pretzels were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through repackers.

The products included in the recall are:



Name of Product

UPC Code 

Lot Code Dates 

(Use by dates)

HK Anderson Honey Mustard Pretzel Bites 3.5 oz



JUN 11 10 G6

JUN 11 10 I3

JUN 11 10 I5

JUL 01 10 G6

JUL 22 10 I3

HK Anderson Honey Mustard Pretzel Bites  9 oz


MAY 14 10 G5

MAY 14 2010 I4

MAY 14 10 I4

JUN 11 10 G4

JUL 01 10 I5


HK Anderson Honey Mustard Pretzel Bites 18 oz


MAY 14 2010 H4

MAY 14 2010 I4

JUN 11 2010 G6

JUN 11 2010 H5

JUL 01 2010 G6

JUL 22 2010 G4

JUL 22 2010 I3

CVS Honey Mustard Pretzel Bites 18 oz


SEP 15 2010 G5

SEP 15 2010 G6

SEP 15 2010 G7

SEP 15 2010 H4

SEP 15 2010 H5

SEP15 2010 H6

SEP 15 2010 H7

SEP 15 2010 I4

SEP 15 2010 I5

SEP 15 2010 I6

President’s Choice Honey Mustard Onion Pretzel Bite- 300 gr.


2010 MA 14 I2

2010 MA 28 G3

2010 MA 28 I2

2010 JL 15 H7

Safeway Honey Mustard Onion Nugget 10 oz


MAY 11 10 I5

JUN 25 10 I3

JUL 01 10 I5

Sunflower Markets Honey Mustard Nugget


MAY 14 10 H4

BULK –Honey Mustard Onion  Pretzel Pieces


MAR 21 10 I3

APR 11 10 H3

APR 11 10 H5

MAY 01 10 G6

MAY 22 10 G4

BULK- Honey Mustard Onion Pretzel Bites


05 FEB 2010 I

APR 11 10 I5

APR 25 10 I3

MAY 0110 I5



BULK- Whole Grain Honey Mustard Nuggets


APR 11 10 G6

APR 11 10 H6


Consumers who have purchased any of the products listed above, with the corresponding date codes are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact the company at 1-717-637-5931.




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