Timeline of recalls because of the possible trace presence of peanuts
CSM Bakery Solutions: The presence of peanuts in wheat flour was cited by CSM Bakery Solutions as the cause of a series of late-April product recalls by the company and its customers. Recalls associated with the incident were issued by Safeway Inc. (layer cakes and decorated chocolate chip cookies); Cinnabon, Inc. (Cinnabon Stix); Bakery Express of Southern California L.L.C. (7-Eleven Fresh To Go cookies); Glenn Wayne Wholesale Bakery (7-Eleven Fresh To Go cookies); Old Home Kitchens — Benson’s Bakery Inc. (various cakes); and Chick-fil-A, Inc. (chocolate chunk cookies). The recalls were issued and posted on the Food and Drug Administration web site beginning April 26 and continuing through April 30. CSM said it initiated the recall after post-production testing at the company discovered “flour containing undeclared peanut as a result of incidental contact.” In connection with each of the recalls, CSM and the other companies said no illnesses have been reported to date.
Hostess Brands L.L.C.: Late on June 3, Hostess announced it had recalled 710,000 cases of snack cakes and donuts due to the presence of undeclared allergens. Hostess said the voluntary recall was a “direct result of the recent recall by our supplier, Grain Craft, of certain lots of its flour for undeclared peanut residue.” Hostess products in the recall include Chocodiles, Ding Dongs, Zingers and chocolate, crunch, devil’s food, glazed mini, maple and powder donuts. The recall includes single-serve, multipack boxes and bagged donuts. The products were sold to mass merchandisers, grocery stores, distributors, dollar stores, drug stores and convenience stores in the United States and Mexico. Hostess said as of June 3 it had received notice of two allergic reactions related to product covered by the recall, which was issued “out of an abundance of caution.”