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Hostess Recalls 700,000 Snack Cakes, Donuts

(CBS NEWS) Hostess Brands, LLC is voluntarily recalling 710,000 cases of certain snack cakes and donuts because they may contain undeclared peanut residue.

The recalled items sold nationwide include 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.

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

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