The night before one of the biggest pastry consumption days of the year a Chicago-area bakery called Rolf’s Patisserie has recalled all of their desserts after concerns surfaced of a Staphylococcus Aureus outbreak in their products. For more information on this recall and what it means for you and your health, keep on reading after the jump.


Rolf’s Patisserie has recalled all of its pies, cakes, cookies, pastries, and other baked goods after more than 100 people in Illinois and Wisconsin have become ill due to the Staphylococcus Aureus (S. Aureus) bacteria, reportedly after consuming goods from this company.

The FDA issued the recall on Christmas Eve after reports of the illness began to spread. All goods made at the bakery after November 1 is affected by the recall. Rolf’s has yet to comment on the recall, but Whole Foods (which distributes their products) recalled all of its gingerbread houses, though they have said that nobody has reported getting sick from those specific goods.

The S. Aureus bacteria is a leading cause of G.I. illness, and symptoms include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Most commonly referred to as “food poisoning”, the condition will normally pass on its own in a few days. However, at risk patients such as young children, pregnant women, and the elderly should be monitored for dehydration.

Rolf’s products are sold online and distributed nationwide in food retail stores, and some products may have been repackaged and renamed by stores and catering businesses. It is important to check labels carefully, and if you are unsure whether you have a Rolf’s product to call the place it was purchased from. If you do have a recalled product, the FDA suggests you dispose of it in a sealed container to prevent contamination and contact the point of purchase.

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