Hostess and Kashi have issued a recall of thousands of their products due to peanut allergy risks and other contaminations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced.
Hostess Brands, LLC recalled about 710,000 cases of snacks and donuts after reports that their supplier, Grain Craft, have found that several flour have peanut residues. The food items included in the recall were produced using the contaminated flours and may cause some sensitivity issues to those with peanut allergy.
The company stated the amount of the peanut residue is low and not likely to cause any severe or serious allergic reactions. As of writing, the company has two reported incidence of allergic reactions secondary to consumption of their products.
Only those listed are part of the recall. The list does not include other food items under the Hostess brand.
On June 5, the Giant Food, LLC announced that that they are voluntarily recalling Hostess Snack Cake and Donut products after reports that the said food items may have traces of peanut not stated in the list of ingredients.
The following are the products included in the recall:
• Hostess donettes - Powdered Mini Donuts, 10.5 ounces, with UPC 88810915004 and best by date of June 6, 2016
• Hostess donettes - Frosted Mini Donuts, 11.25 ounces, UPC 88810915002 with best by dates of June 1, 2016 and June 22, 2016
• Hostess donettes - 6 Mini Donuts - Crunch, 3 ounces, UPC 88810905005 with best by date of June 6, 2016
• Hostess donettes - 6 Mini Donuts - Powdered, 3 ounces, UPC 88810905004 with best by dates of June 6 and June 12, 2016
• Hostess Ding Dongs - 10 ct., 12.7 ounces, UPC 88810911061 with best by dates of June 2, June 3, June 9, June 16 and July 6, 2016
•Hostess Chocodile Twinkies Fun Size, 13.02 ounces, UPC 88810911049 with best by date of June 4 and June 10, 2016
Giant said that the individuals without peanut allergy can consume the above-mentioned products.
Listeria Contamination Risks
Kashi Company similarly announced the recall of their Kashi granola products over fears of possible Listeria contamination risks. The food items included in the recall are two varieties of Bear Naked granola bars and two varieties of Kashi snack bars that were distributed in Puerto Rico and the United States.
Just a few days ago, Clif Bar & Company also voluntarily recalled their energy bars over Listeria contamination risks.
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