After illnesses were reported, Bluffton Baking of Bluffton, OH issued a recall for Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Cheesecake Cookies. The recall includes cookies sold from September 30 to October 4 in Hancock or Putnam County markets. Consumers who purchased these cookies and still have them at home should not eat them as Salmonella can cause serious illness.
Several illnesses have been reported in Allen, Hancock, and Putnam counties. Most of the illnesses were reported during the first few days of October. Testing has confirmed that one of these illnesses is salmonellosis.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, which include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, usually develop within six to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Undercooked pumpkin pie stuffed cheesecake cookies are the suspected source of the outbreak.