Recall Over Peanuts: ‘Hostess’ Recalls 710,000 Cakes and Donuts Due To Nut Contamination

Hostess Brands, LLC has voluntarily recalled 710,000 cases of snack cakes and donuts on Friday due to a possible peanut contamination in the flour used to make their products.

The peanut recall came after Grain Craft, a Hostess Brands supplier, recalled their flour due to undeclared peanut residue. The peanut contamination may have been passed on to Hostess Brand products and it could be in their cakes and donuts. The food giant is not taking any safety chances, prompting the voluntary recall.

Although the amount of contamination in the flour is small and the “amount of peanut exposure is considered low enough that it wouldn’t cause a reaction for most people with the allergy,” two allergic reactions have already been reported to Hostess in relation to this peanut recall, according to a statement on the Hostess website.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling the specific products listed on the attachment,” Hostess said.

The company also noted, “the amount of possible peanut exposure from the flour is not expected to cause severe health effects to those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts, but the products are being recalled out of caution.”

The products being recalled are sold across the United States and Mexico, and they include sweet baked goods consisting of individual and multi-packaged bags of cakes and donuts. The merchandise was sent to grocery stores, distributors, dollar stores, drug stores, and convenience stores nationwide before the recall was announced.

People with peanut or nut allergies who have purchased any donuts or cakes from the Hostess Brand are being urged to throw out the product or to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund, according to the FDA.

The following products have been recalled and should not be consumed by anybody with a peanut allergy.

Variety Item UPC Batch Best Buy Date
Chocodile Multi FSH 888109110499 D033124000 6/4/2016
D040624000 6/10/2016
D040724000 6/11/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
D041424000 7/6/2016
888109110499 D033124000 6/4/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
Chocodile Multi FZN 888109110499 D033124000 N/A
D040624000 N/A
D041324000 N/A
Chocodile Snack FSH 888109010492 D033124000 6/4/2016
D040624000 6/10/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
888109010492 D033124000 6/4/2016
D040624000 6/10/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
Chocodile Snack FZN 888109010492 D040624000 N/A
D040724000 N/A
D041324000 N/A
Ding Dong Multi FSH 888109110611 D032924000 6/2/2016
D033024000 6/3/2016
D040424000 6/8/2016
D040524000 6/9/2016
D040624000 6/10/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
D041224000 6/16/2016
D041324000 7/6/2016
888109110611 D040424000 6/8/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
Ding Dong Multi FZN 888109110611 D040424000 N/A
D041124000 N/A
D041224000 N/A
Ding Dong Snack FSH 888109010027 D032924000 6/2/2016
D040424000 6/8/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
888109010027 D040424000 6/8/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
Ding Dong Snack FZN 888109010027 D040424000 N/A
D041124000 N/A
Zinger Chocolate Multi FSH 888109110581 D040124000 6/5/2016
D040824000 6/12/2016
D040924000 6/13/2016
Zinger Chocolate Multi FZN 888109110581 D040124000 N/A
D040824000 N/A
Zinger Chocolate Snack FSH 888109300036 D040124000 6/5/2016
D040824000 6/12/2016
888109010058 D040124000 6/5/2016
D040824000 6/12/2016
D040924000 6/13/2016
Zinger Chocolate Snack FZN 888109300036 D040124000 N/A
D040824000 N/A
888109000202 D040124000 N/A
888109010058 D040824000 N/A
888109000356 D040124000 N/A
Zinger Ras Multi FSH 888109110604 D040924000 6/13/2016
D041024000 6/14/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
D041624000 6/20/2016
Zinger Ras Multi FZN 888109110604 D040924000 N/A
D041524000 N/A
Zinger Ras Snack FSH 888109010089 D041024000 6/14/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
D041624000 6/20/2016
Zinger Ras Snack FZN 888109010089 D040924000 N/A
D041024000 N/A
D041524000 N/A
Zinger Van Multi FSH 888109110598 D033124000 6/4/2016
D040124000 6/5/2016
D040724000 6/11/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
Zinger Van Multi FZN 888109110598 D040724000 N/A
Zinger Van Snack FSH 888109300029 D033124000 6/4/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
888109010119 D040124000 6/5/2016
D040724000 6/11/2016
D040824000 6/12/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
Zinger Van Snack FZN 888109300029 D041424000 N/A
D041524000 N/A
888109010119 D033124000 N/A
D040124000 N/A
D040724000 N/A
D041524000 N/A
Chocolate Donut BG FSH 888109150020 D031821000 5/22/2016
D031821001 6/22/2016
D031824001 6/29/2016
D031921000 5/23/2016
D031924000 6/29/2016
D032021000 5/24/2016
D032024000 6/29/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
D041224000 6/16/2016
888109150020 D031824000 5/22/2016
D032124000 5/25/2016
D032224000 5/26/2016
D032324000 5/27/2016
D032424000 5/28/2016
D032424001 6/22/2016
D032524000 6/22/2016
D032524001 6/22/2016
D032624001 6/22/2016
D032824000 6/1/2016
D032924000 6/2/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
D041224000 6/16/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
D041324001 6/29/2016
D041424000 6/29/2016
888109150020 D032121000 5/25/2016
888109110239 D032021000 5/24/2016
D032121000 5/25/2016
Chocolate Donut SS FSH 888109300067 D032121000 5/25/2016
888109050023 D032121000 5/25/2016
888109050023 D032121000 5/25/2016
Chocolate Donut SS FZN 888109300067 D032121000 N/A
888109050023 D032121000 N/A
888109050023 D032121000 N/A
Crunch Donut BG FSH 888109110642 D031924000 5/23/2016
D032524000 5/29/2016
D032624000 5/30/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
888109110642 D031824000 5/22/2016
D031924000 5/23/2016
D032024000 5/24/2016
D032424000 5/28/2016
D032524000 5/29/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
888109110642 D031824000 5/22/2016
D031924000 5/23/2016
888109110659 D041324000 6/17/2016
Crunch Donut BG FZN 888109110642 D031924000 N/A
D032524000 N/A
D041424000 N/A
Crunch Donut SS FSH 888109300081 D031921000 5/23/2016
888109050054 D031921000 5/23/2016
D032021000 5/24/2016
D040221000 6/6/2016
888109050054 D031921000 5/23/2016
D040221000 6/6/2016
Crunch Donut SS FZN 888109050054 D031921000 N/A
D040221000 N/A
888109000332 D040221000 N/A
Devils Food Donut BG FSH 888109150037 D040221000 6/6/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
Glazed Mini Donut Bag FSH 888109110659 D032124000 5/25/2016
D032824000 6/1/2016
D032924000 6/2/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
D041224000 6/16/2016
888109110659 D032224000 5/26/2016
D032324000 5/27/2016
D032424000 5/28/2016
D032924000 6/2/2016
D041224000 6/16/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
888109110659 D032224000 5/26/2016
Glazed Mini Donut Bag FZN 888109110659 D032124000 N/A
D032224000 N/A
D032824000 N/A
D041124000 N/A
Maple Donut Bag FSH 888109111243 D032424000 5/28/2016
Powder Donut BG FSH 888109150044 D031821000 5/22/2016
D031821001 6/8/2016
D031824000 6/8/2016
D031921000 5/23/2016
D031921001 6/8/2016
D040221000 6/6/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
888109150044 D032121000 5/25/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
888109110246 D031921000 5/23/2016
D032021000 5/24/2016
D032121000 5/25/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
Powder Donut BG FZN 888109150044 D032121000 N/A
D040821000
Powder Donut SS FSH 888109050047 D031821000 5/22/2016
D031921000 5/23/2016
888109050047 D031921000 5/23/2016
D040221000 6/6/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
888109050047 D031821000 5/22/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
Powder Donut SS FZN 888109050047 D031821000 N/A
D040821000 N/A
888109050047 D040821000 N/A

This recall applies only to the products listed above. This recall over peanut residue in flour does not affect any other Hostess Brands products, and refunds will not be given for other goods.

Consumers with questions may contact 1-800-686-2813 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central time. Consumers may also visit the Hostess and FDA websites.

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