Hostess Brands Recalls Some Products Over Possible Peanut Residue



Hostess Brands, the maker of popular snack cakes, has voluntarily recalled some 710,000 cases of its baked goods, sold in the U.S. and Mexico, due to what it called “undeclared peanut residue in certain snack cake and donut products.”

“The Hostess Brands products affected by the recall include single serve (snack cakes and donuts), multi-pack boxes and bagged donuts,” the company said in a statement on Friday.

The announcement came after its flour supplier, Grain Craft, issued a recall of its own, also for concerns about possible peanut residue. The snacks being pulled off the shelves were baked with the recalled flour, Hostess explained.

“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 company also said in its statement.

“To date, Hostess has received notice of two allergic reactions related to the product covered by this recall,” the company said.

Hostess did not immediately respond to ABC News’ calls seeking additional comment.

Consumers with recalled items are advised to discard the item, or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For a complete list of the affected products, click here.

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