Product Recalls

Hostess recalls certain snacks due to undeclared peanut residue


Hostess Brands issued a voluntary recall of 710,000 cases of select snack cakes and donuts over possible undeclared peanut reside in flour. Among the products included in the recall are Ding Dongs, Chocolate Donuts, Zingers Chocodiles and others.

The recall comes after Grain Craft, a supplier of Hostess, issued a recall of certain lots of flour for undeclared peanut residue. According to a statement on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, the Hostess products recalled were produced using the Grain Craft flour that was flagged.

“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,” the statement read.

It noted that Hostess received notice of two allergic reactions related to products included in the recall.

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The full list of items included in the recall include:

Chocodile Multi FSH, Chocodile Multi FZN, Chocodile Snack FSH, Chocodile Snack FZN, Ding Dong Multi FSH, Ding Dong Multi FZN, Ding Dong Snack FSH, Ding Dong Snack, FZN, Zinger Chocolate Multi FSH, Zinger Chocolate Multi FZN, Zinger Chocolate Snack FSH, Zinger Chocolate Snack FZN, Zinger Ras Multi FSH, Zinger Ras Multi FZN, Zinger Ras Snack FSH, Zinger Ras Snack FZN, Zinger Van Multi FSH, Zinger Van Multi FZN, Zinger Van Snach FSH, Zinger Van Snack FZN, Chocolate Donut BG FSH, Chocolate Donut SS FSH, Chocolate Donut SS FZN, Crunch Donut BG FSH, Crunch Donut BG FZN, Crunch Donut SS FSH, Crunch Donut SS FZN, Devils Food Donut BG FSH, Glazed Mini Donut Bag FSH, Glazed Mini Donut Bag FZN, Maple Donut Bag FSH, Powder Donut BG FSH, Powder Donut BG FZN, Powder Donut SS FSH, Powder Donut SS FZN.

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Consumers who have purchased these items are encouraged to discard the product or return it to place of purchase for a full refund.