According to a safety alert published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Hostess Brands, LLC (“Hostess Brands”) issued a recall of certain Hostess® Raspberry Zingers® because specific lots of the snack food may develop mold before the product’s “best by date.”
Is Consuming Mold Dangerous?
According to the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, accidental consumption of mold may cause serious injuries or fatalities. If a food product or beverage is contaminated with mold, an individual may have a serious allergic reaction, which could lead to life-threatening respiratory problems. Also, several molds produce a poisonous substance which is called a “mycotoxin.” This mycotoxin is what may trigger an allergic reaction, injury, or death to an unsuspecting consumer.
This specific recall only applies to the following Raspberry Zinger® food products:
|Product Item||UPC||Batch||Best By Date
|Hostess Raspberry Zingers (Multi-Pack fresh)||888109110604
|Hostess Raspberry Zingers (Multi-Pack frozen)||888109110604||H061524000||Not provided by the FDA|
|Hostess Raspberry Zingers (Single-Serve fresh)||888109010089||H061224000
|Hostess Raspberry Zingers (Single-Serve frozen)||888109010089||H061424000
|Not provided by the FDA|
|Hostess Raspberry Zingers (Single-Serve grocery 3 count)||888109010089||H061224000||8/26/2020|
The snack food products mentioned above were sold to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, discount and dollar stores, distributors, and convenience stores all across the United States. The FDA is advising consumers who bought the recalled product to discontinue consumption, contact the store where the product was bought, and return the product for a full refund. The FDA states that this issue does not appear to be a problem that affects any other Hostess Brands products.
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