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Friday March 24th 2017

MAJOR RECALL : Grain Craft Flour & Hostess Brands, LLC Issues Recall Possible Undeclared Peanut Residue In Certain Snack Products

Fast Facts

  • FDA advises consumers with severe peanut allergies to avoid the following products being recalled because of peanut residue in certain flour originating from Grain Craft.
  • Grain Craft has recalled its affected flour. FDA is working with other companies that received the affected flour product from Grain Craft to determine if further recalls are needed.
  • On June 3, 2016, Hostess recalled products containing flour it had received from Grain Craft.

What is the problem and what is being done about it?
Grain Craft first notified FDA on April 26 that sampling by a customer found peanut residue in cookies and subsequent analysis revealed the source of the peanut residue to be its soft red winter wheat flour. Since that time, Grain Craft analyzed additional samples of the flour and found positive samples for peanut residue. FDA also collected samples at Grain Craft and found evidence that some soft red winter wheat flour contained peanut protein. Grain Craft ceased manufacturing and distribution of its soft red winter wheat flour on April 30. Subsequent FDA sampling did not show the presence of peanut protein. Following ongoing discussions with FDA, Grain Craft issued a recall to its customers. FDA is working with companies that received flour from Grain Craft containing undeclared peanut residue to determine if their products pose a safety hazard and need to be recalled.

On June 3, 2016, Hostess recalled products containing flour it had received from Grain Craft. Hostess had received two adverse events involving children with peanut allergies who suffered immediate allergic reactions after consuming Hostess donut products. Hostess subsequently tested the soft red winter wheat flour it had received from its supplier and notified FDA that the flour contained peanut residue. Hostess has since tested other shipments of flour from the same supplier as well as finished products and has found other instances of products or flours with low level peanut residues.

Grain Craft sells only to other companies and not directly to consumers. In general, FDA is prohibited by law from releasing publicly certain information about supply chains, such as the names of customers, if it constitutes confidential commercial information. In the meantime, reporters and consumers should contact Grain Craft directly with questions about their customers. A list of those products recalled can be found on the FDA website and will continue to be updated as the agency learns more.

What specific products are recalled?
FDA will continue to update this list if additional products are recalled.

Consumer advice for those with peanut allergies: FDA advises consumers with severe peanut allergies to avoid the recalled products listed on this page because of peanut residue in soft red winter wheat flour originating from Grain Craft.

The amount of peanut exposure from use of the flours and affected products is low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers.

If symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, tongue or throat, or hives, occur, stop eating the product and seek immediate medical care.

The FDA tracks allergic reactions to FDA-regulated foods. Should you experience an allergic reaction to any FDA-regulated food, report it to your local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm505065.htm

Move Comes as Part of FDA’s Safety Advisory Regarding Grain Craft Flour Recall

Hostess Brands, LLC is voluntarily recalling 710,000 cases of select snack cakes and donuts as a direct result of the recent recall by our supplier, Grain Craft, of certain lots of its flour for undeclared peanut residue.  The Hostess Brands products subject to the recall were produced using the Grain Craft flour that has now been recalled and, as a result, these products may contain low levels of undeclared peanut residue.  More information about the Grain Craft recall can be found on the FDA’s website at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/SafetyAlertsAdvisories/ucm504002.htm.

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.  To date, Hostess has received notice of two allergic reactions related to the product covered by this recall.  Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling the specific products listed on the attachment.

This recall applies only to the products listed.  This recall does not affect any other Hostess Brands products.

Variety Item UPC Batch Best Buy Date
Chocodile Multi FSH 888109110499 D033124000 6/4/2016
D040624000 6/10/2016
D040724000 6/11/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
D041424000 7/6/2016
888109110499 D033124000 6/4/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
Chocodile Multi FZN 888109110499 D033124000 N/A
D040624000 N/A
D041324000 N/A
Chocodile Snack FSH 888109010492 D033124000 6/4/2016
D040624000 6/10/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
888109010492 D033124000 6/4/2016
D040624000 6/10/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
Chocodile Snack FZN 888109010492 D040624000 N/A
D040724000 N/A
D041324000 N/A
Ding Dong Multi FSH 888109110611 D032924000 6/2/2016
D033024000 6/3/2016
D040424000 6/8/2016
D040524000 6/9/2016
D040624000 6/10/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
D041224000 6/16/2016
D041324000 7/6/2016
888109110611 D040424000 6/8/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
Ding Dong Multi FZN 888109110611 D040424000 N/A
D041124000 N/A
D041224000 N/A
Ding Dong Snack FSH 888109010027 D032924000 6/2/2016
D040424000 6/8/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
888109010027 D040424000 6/8/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
Ding Dong Snack FZN 888109010027 D040424000 N/A
D041124000 N/A
Zinger Chocolate Multi FSH 888109110581 D040124000 6/5/2016
D040824000 6/12/2016
D040924000 6/13/2016
Zinger Chocolate Multi FZN 888109110581 D040124000 N/A
D040824000 N/A
Zinger Chocolate Snack FSH 888109300036 D040124000 6/5/2016
D040824000 6/12/2016
888109010058 D040124000 6/5/2016
D040824000 6/12/2016
D040924000 6/13/2016
Zinger Chocolate Snack FZN 888109300036 D040124000 N/A
D040824000 N/A
888109000202 D040124000 N/A
888109010058 D040824000 N/A
888109000356 D040124000 N/A
Zinger Ras Multi FSH 888109110604 D040924000 6/13/2016
D041024000 6/14/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
D041624000 6/20/2016
Zinger Ras Multi FZN 888109110604 D040924000 N/A
D041524000 N/A
Zinger Ras Snack FSH 888109010089 D041024000 6/14/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
D041624000 6/20/2016
Zinger Ras Snack FZN 888109010089 D040924000 N/A
D041024000 N/A
D041524000 N/A
Zinger Van Multi FSH 888109110598 D033124000 6/4/2016
D040124000 6/5/2016
D040724000 6/11/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
Zinger Van Multi FZN 888109110598 D040724000 N/A
Zinger Van Snack FSH 888109300029 D033124000 6/4/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
888109010119 D040124000 6/5/2016
D040724000 6/11/2016
D040824000 6/12/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
Zinger Van Snack FZN 888109300029 D041424000 N/A
D041524000 N/A
888109010119 D033124000 N/A
D040124000 N/A
D040724000 N/A
D041524000 N/A
Chocolate Donut BG FSH 888109150020 D031821000 5/22/2016
D031821001 6/22/2016
D031824001 6/29/2016
D031921000 5/23/2016
D031924000 6/29/2016
D032021000 5/24/2016
D032024000 6/29/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
D041224000 6/16/2016
888109150020 D031824000 5/22/2016
D032124000 5/25/2016
D032224000 5/26/2016
D032324000 5/27/2016
D032424000 5/28/2016
D032424001 6/22/2016
D032524000 6/22/2016
D032524001 6/22/2016
D032624001 6/22/2016
D032824000 6/1/2016
D032924000 6/2/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
D041224000 6/16/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
D041324001 6/29/2016
D041424000 6/29/2016
888109150020 D032121000 5/25/2016
888109110239 D032021000 5/24/2016
D032121000 5/25/2016
Chocolate Donut SS FSH 888109300067 D032121000 5/25/2016
888109050023 D032121000 5/25/2016
888109050023 D032121000 5/25/2016
Chocolate Donut SS FZN 888109300067 D032121000 N/A
888109050023 D032121000 N/A
888109050023 D032121000 N/A
Crunch Donut BG FSH 888109110642 D031924000 5/23/2016
D032524000 5/29/2016
D032624000 5/30/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
D041524000 6/19/2016
888109110642 D031824000 5/22/2016
D031924000 5/23/2016
D032024000 5/24/2016
D032424000 5/28/2016
D032524000 5/29/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
888109110642 D031824000 5/22/2016
D031924000 5/23/2016
888109110659 D041324000 6/17/2016
Crunch Donut BG FZN 888109110642 D031924000 N/A
D032524000 N/A
D041424000 N/A
Crunch Donut SS FSH 888109300081 D031921000 5/23/2016
888109050054 D031921000 5/23/2016
D032021000 5/24/2016
D040221000 6/6/2016
888109050054 D031921000 5/23/2016
D040221000 6/6/2016
Crunch Donut SS FZN 888109050054 D031921000 N/A
D040221000 N/A
888109000332 D040221000 N/A
Devils Food Donut BG FSH 888109150037 D040221000 6/6/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
Glazed Mini Donut Bag FSH 888109110659 D032124000 5/25/2016
D032824000 6/1/2016
D032924000 6/2/2016
D041124000 6/15/2016
D041224000 6/16/2016
888109110659 D032224000 5/26/2016
D032324000 5/27/2016
D032424000 5/28/2016
D032924000 6/2/2016
D041224000 6/16/2016
D041324000 6/17/2016
D041424000 6/18/2016
888109110659 D032224000 5/26/2016
Glazed Mini Donut Bag FZN 888109110659 D032124000 N/A
D032224000 N/A
D032824000 N/A
D041124000 N/A
Maple Donut Bag FSH 888109111243 D032424000 5/28/2016
Powder Donut BG FSH 888109150044 D031821000 5/22/2016
D031821001 6/8/2016
D031824000 6/8/2016
D031921000 5/23/2016
D031921001 6/8/2016
D040221000 6/6/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
888109150044 D032121000 5/25/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
888109110246 D031921000 5/23/2016
D032021000 5/24/2016
D032121000 5/25/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
Powder Donut BG FZN 888109150044 D032121000 N/A
D040821000
Powder Donut SS FSH 888109050047 D031821000 5/22/2016
D031921000 5/23/2016
888109050047 D031921000 5/23/2016
D040221000 6/6/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
888109050047 D031821000 5/22/2016
D040821000 6/12/2016
Powder Donut SS FZN 888109050047 D031821000 N/A
D040821000 N/A
888109050047 D040821000 N/A

The Hostess Brands products affected by the recall include single serve (snack cakes and donuts), multipack boxes and bagged donuts.  The products were sold to mass merchandisers, grocery stores, distributors, dollar stores, drug stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States and Mexico.

Anyone who has purchased an affected product and who has a sensitivity or allergy to peanuts is encouraged to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact 1-800-686-2813 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm Central time, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 7 pm Central time.  Consumers may also visit www.hostesscakes.comdisclaimer icon.

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