Hostess Snacks Recall
If you love Hostess donuts, Zingers, Ding Dongs, and other Hostess Snacks, and you, or someone you love, has a peanut allergy, you'll need to check the packages.
Hostess has issued a voluntary recall of 710,000 cases of select snack cakes and donuts as a direct result of the recent recall by Grain Craft, who supplies their flour, for undeclared peanut residue.
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, according to the FDA.
That being said, as of this writing, Hostess has received notice of two allergic reactions related to the product covered by this recall. Included are various varieties of Chocodile snacks, Zingers, Ding Dongs, and donuts. Click here for product specifics including lot numbers and sell-by-dates included in this recall.
If you have purchased any of these affected products, and you have a sensitivity or allergy to peanuts, you are encouraged to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have any questions, or would like more information, call 1-800-686-2813 Monday- Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to to 7 pm Central time.