Hostess recalls snacks that may contain peanut residue

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Hostess recalls snacks that may contain peanut residue
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Hostess is voluntarily recalling dozens of its snack cake and doughnut products because they may contain peanut residue with no warnings on the packages.

Hostess recalls popular snacks 

The recall includes 710,000 cases of single-serve and multi-pack snack cakes and doughnuts, according to the FDA. Nearly three dozen products are included in the recall, including Zingers and Ding Dongs. The snacks were sold across the United States and Mexico.

Read more: 10 million pounds of flour recalled over risk of E. coli

A full list of the recalled products can be found on the FDA website.

Health officials said the levels of peanut allergens in the affected flour don’t appear to be enough to cause health problems for the ‘vast majority’ of people who are allergic to peanuts. Hostess officials said they have gotten word from customers who did have allergic reactions.

The recall is part of a larger one announced by the FDA on April 26 after a customer told Grain Craft that peanut residue was found in cookies using the company’s flour.

‘Subsequent analysis revealed the source of the peanut residue to be (Grain Craft’s) soft red winter wheat flour,’ according to the FDA.

Multiple other samples from the flour company tested positive for peanut residue. The company stopped manufacturing and distributing the flour on April 30.

‘The Hostess Brands products subject to the recall were produced using Grain Craft Flour that has now been recalled and, as a result, these products may contain low levels of undeclared peanut residue,’ Hostess Brands said in a statement.

Read more: 3 million spill-proof cups recalled due to risk of mold

Other products that have fallen under the recall include Cinnabon Stix and Chick-fil-A chocolate chunk cookies.

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