Tasty treats may contain peanut residue. PHOTO: Fox News
Famous snack cake manufacturer Hostess Brands is issuing a recall of as many as 710,000 cases of its popular donuts and tasty treats because of a possible contamination of the flour used to make the products, according to Fox News.
Grain Craft, a supplier of flour to the Hostess Brands, issued a recall for certain lots of their flour, citing undeclared peanut residue as the problem. A statement from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says Grain Craft flour was used in the manufacture of the Hostess cake and confections covered under the recall.
“While those who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing peanut allergens the amount of peanut exposure from use of the flours and affected products is considered to be low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers,” read the statement from the FDA.
The agency also said Hostess Brands had received notification of at least two allergic reactions that were related the the snacks that were being recalled.
Popular Hostess snacks recalled include Ding Dongs, Chocolate Donuts and Zingers Chocodiles, along with a number of other treats. The recall does not affect any Hostess products not specifically listed in the recall.
According to the company’s release, the products were sold to mass merchandisers, grocery stores, distributors, dollar stores, and drug and convenience stores throughout the US and Mexico.
Hostess advised anyone who has purchased any of the affected products and who has a sensitivity or allergy to peanuts to discard the treats, or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The company provided a toll-free number for those with questions or concerns, 1-800-686-2813, which is available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 7 PM Central time. Interested consumers can also go to www.hostesscakes.com for information.
A complete list of the recalled products can be found here.