Hostess recalls snack cakes and donuts that could contain undeclared peanuts

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4 Fast Facts

  • 710,000 cases of Hostess snack cakes and donuts recalled
  • Products could contain peanut residue
  • Hostess launched recall after a supplier said flour had low levels of undeclared peanut residue in it
  • Hostess has received two reports of allergic reactions related to the recalled products

Hostess is recalling thousands of cases of snack cakes and donuts because they may have undeclared peanut residue in them.

Hostess issued the voluntary recall Friday after a supplier, Grain Craft, recalled flour with low levels of undeclared peanut residue. The snack cakes were made with that flour, prompting Hostess to take action. The recall involves 710,000 cases of products.

The recall includes Ding Dongs, Zingers, Chocodiles and different types of donuts. The products were sold at stores in the United States and Mexico.

Someone with an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts could suffer a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if exposed to peanut allergens. Hostess said the amount of peanut exposure from the products is considered low, but the company has received two reports of allergic reactions related to products in the recall.

Customers with the affected products can discard them or return them to the seller for a full refund.

You can find a full list of the affected products here.

Customers with questions can call 1-800-686-2813 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central time, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or visit this website for more information.

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