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Hostess, Frito-Lay recall popular snack foods

Frito-Lay and Hostess are issuing a mass recall of hundreds of thousands of their products over concerns the snacks may contain traces of peanuts
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Hostess Brands and Frito-Lay are recalling some popular snack foods because they may contain undeclared peanut residue, which could be hazardous to people with peanut allergies.

Hostess is voluntarily recalling 710,000 cases of certain snack cakes and donuts sold nationwide, including Ding Dongs, Zingers, Chocodiles, and chocolate and powdered donuts. A complete list of the recalled products can be found on the FDA's website.

Hostess said in a statement that it is recalling the products "out of an abundance of caution" after its supplier, Grain Craft, informed the company of its own recall of certain lots of flour for undeclared peanut residue. The Hostess products subject to the recall were produced using the now-recalled Grain Craft flour.

Frito-Lay issued a voluntary recall of four varieties of Rold Gold pretzels, including select sizes of Tiny Twists, Thins, Sticks and Honey Wheat Braided, which were also made with Grain Craft flour.

People suffering from peanut allergy or severe sensitivity run the risk of serious and even life-threatening allergic reactions if they eat products containing peanut allergens. However, the amount of peanut residue in the flour of the affected products is thought to be low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers, Hostess says.

To date, Hostess has been notified of two allergic reactions related to the products covered by the recall.

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