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Hostess Recalls Product Due to Undeclared Allergen

Hostess Brands announced today a voluntarily recall for Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins multi-packs sold in retail stores throughout the United States. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that during manufacturing some Banana Nut Mini Muffins were inadvertently inserted into the Chocolate Chip Mini Muffin packaging.  The packaging does contain an allergen advisory statement: “May contain walnuts.”  Normally, Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins do not contain walnuts. The problem was caused by operator error in the packaging process.Some of these multi-packs may contain muffins with undeclared walnuts, which is an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious illness or life-threatening allergic reaction if these products are consumed. Information on the recalled product details after the jump.

The following product is affected by the September 30th recall:

Hostess Mini Muffins (Chocolate Chip variety)
4 Packs of 5 muffins each
Net Wt 8 oz. (227 g)
UPC 45000-60703
Stamped code of “Best By: OCT 31 $7.98/lb $3.99″ printed below will be
“62 259″ followed by a capital letter, a time stamp and then “1029″

This error was limited to one day’s production, and no other HOSTESS® products are part of this recall.

Consumers who purchased these Mini Muffins who wish to return them should return them to the retailer for a refund or contact Hostess Brands’ Consumer Affairs Office at 1-800-483-7253 (Monday —Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST) for a replacement coupon.

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