The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers of a recall of all baked goods sold at DeFusco’s Bakery in Johnston and in Cranston. During an inspection of the Johnston store, HEALTH staff found pastry cream that is used in zeppoles and éclairs was stored at unsafe temperatures and there were unsanitary conditions in the store. Baked goods made at the Johnston store are sold in both locations. In addition, zeppoles were sold at all Crugnale Bakery locations.
The owner of DeFusco’s Bakery in Johnston has voluntarily closed until further notice.
Anyone who purchased baked goods from DeFusco’s Bakery in Johnston or Cranston or zeppoles from any Crugnale bakery should discard any uneaten product.
Food that is improperly stored can cause illness. The most common symptoms of foodborne illness are nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Anyone who has eaten baked goods purchased from DeFusco’s Bakery or zeppoles purchased from Crugnale’s Bakery and has gotten sick should contact their healthcare provider for evaluation and treatment.