Hostess Recalls Ding Dongs, Zingers, Donuts, And Chocodiles For Possible Peanut Contamination

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If you’re allergic or sensitive to peanuts, exercise caution when choosing your Chocodiles, Ding-Dongs, Zingers, and Hostess Donuts. The reborn company announced the recall of 710,000 cases of packaged baked treats, which aren’t supposed to contain any peanuts. These batches, however, contain flour that may be contaminated with peanut residue.

If the words “flour recall” sound familiar, that’s because a recent recall of millions of pounds of General Mills flour has been in the news lately. This is an entirely unrelated recall, since the supplier to Hostess, Grain Craft, doesn’t sell flour to consumers.

The dedicated reporters over at Food Safety News have have learned that it’s possible that the General Mills flour may have been sold to companies that produce baked goods in bulk, or perhaps cookie or pizza dough that’s sold directly to consumers. If they discover any products like that, they’ll announce a recall.

You’re here to find out if that box of Ding Dongs in your pantry has been recalled, though, right? People who don’t have very severe peanut allergies shouldn’t have to worry, but the Food and Drug Administration knows of two people who have had allergic reactions to Hostess products linked to this recall.

If you have any of the products on this list, check them against the batch codes and best-by dates on the master list on the Hostess web site. (PDF download)

  • Twinkies Chocodiles (Multi-Pack, fresh and frozen)
  • Twinkies Chocodiles (Single Packages, fresh and frozen)
  • Ding Dongs (Multi-Pack, fresh and frozen)
  • Ding Dongs (Single Packages, fresh and frozen)
  • Chocolate Zingers (Multi-Pack, fresh and frozen)
  • Chocolate Zingers (Single Packages, fresh and frozen)
  • Raspberry Zingers (Multi-Pack, fresh and frozen)
  • Raspberry Zingers (Single Packages, fresh and frozen)
  • Vanilla Zingers (Multi-Pack, fresh and frozen)
  • Vanilla Zingers (Single Packages, fresh and frozen)
  • Chocolate Donuts (Bag)
  • Chocolate Donuts (Single Servings, fresh and frozen)
  • Crunch Donuts (Bag, fresh and frozen)
  • Crunch Donuts (Single Servings, fresh and frozen)
  • Devils Food Donuts (Bag)
  • Glazed Mini Donuts (Bag, fresh and frozen)
  • Maple Donut (Bag)
  • Powder Donut (Bag, fresh and frozen)
  • Powder Donut (Single Servings, fresh and frozen)

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