Hostess recalls 710,000 cases of snack cakes over allergy concerns
More than 700,000 cases of Hostess snack cakes are being recalled due to concerns that they may contain peanut residue that could be harmful to those with allergies.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Hostess Brands, LLC is voluntarily recalling 710,000 cases of products including Chocodiles, Ding Dongs, Zingers and a few varieties of donuts.
According to the company's website, certain lots of flour were recently recalled by Grain Craft, which supplies ingredients to Hostess. The company said the recall of the flour was due to "undeclared peanut residue," which could mean that some Hostess cakes "may contain low levels of undeclared peanut residue."
A full list of the products that are being voluntarily recalled is available here.
"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 FDA said in an alert on its website.
So far, two allergic reactions have been reported as a result of individuals with peanut allergies consuming the products subject to the recall. Hostess says it has chosen to voluntarily recall the products "out of an abundance of caution."
Toniann Antonelli is a social content producer for NJ 101.5. She can be reached at email@example.com, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.