Hostess Brands, Inc. voluntarily recalled their Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins multi-packs. Some of them may contain undeclared walnuts, which is an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts can become ill or have an allergic reaction if they consume these products. The error was limited to one day's production and no other Hostess products are being recalled.
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. Normally, Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins do not contain walnuts. Subsequent investigation indicates that the problem was simply caused by operator error in the packaging process.
There's no cause for concern for families without nut allergies. Affected consumers may return them to the retailer for a refund or contact Hostess Brands' Consumer Affairs Office (1-800-483-7253, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm CST) for a replacement coupon.
The Product being recalled is:
Hostess® Mini Muffins (Chocolate Chip variety)
4 Packs of 5 muffins each
Net Wt 8 oz. (227 g)
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"