Hostess recalls 710,000 snack cakes, donuts

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Snack food giant Hostess is recalling more than 700 thousand cases of its snack cakes and donuts.

The reason?

The snacks may contain peanut residue not listed in their ingredients.

The residue can sicken those allergic or highly sensitive to peanuts.

Hostess blames the residue on flour recently recalled by its supplier, Grain Craft.

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.

The FDA says anyone with a peanut allergy or sensitivity who has an affected product should either throw it out or return it to the store where it was purchased.

To date, Hostess has received notice of two allergic reactions related to the product covered by this recall.

You can find the complete list of recalled snacks at

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.