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Hostess Recalls Snack Cakes Over Possible Peanut Contamination

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Hostess Brands is recalling more than 700,000 cases of Ding Dongs and other products after tests revealed trace amounts of peanut.

The FDA warned consumers with severe peanut allergies to avoid the affected Hostess products, which includes varieties of the company’s doughnuts, Ding Dongs, Chocodiles and Zingers.

The Kansas City-based company sold the cakes to distributors and stores in the United States and Mexico. Two children have suffered allergic attacks after eating the snack foods.

Hostess’s decision comes after the company’s supplier, Grain Craft, recalled some of its flour after one customer tested a cookie and found that it contained traces of peanut. The FDA is working with Grain Craft’s clients whose products may have low levels of “undeclared peanut residue.”

Hostess is encouraging customers with peanut allergies to return the product to the store.

Anna Sturla is an intern at KCUR 89.3.

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