press release

June 5, 2016

Contact:
James Keenoy
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2806
[email protected]

Philip Tracey
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 774-4434
[email protected]

STOP & SHOP ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF CERTAIN HOSTESS SNACK CAKE AND DONUT PRODUCTS

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA (June 5, 2016) - Following a recall by Hostess Brands, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale certain Hostess Snack Cake and Donut products that may contain peanut residue, which is not included in the ingredient list. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy..

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Hostess donettes – Frosted Mini Donuts, 11.25 oz, UPC 88810915002 with best by dates of 6/1/16 & 6/22/16
  • Hostess donettes – Powdered Mini Donuts, 10.5 oz., UPC 88810915004 with a best by date of 6/6/16
  • Hostess donettes – 6 Mini Donuts – Powdered, 3 oz., UPC 88810905004 with best by dates of 6/6/16 & 6/12/16
  • Hostess donettes – 6 Mini Donuts – Crunch, 3 oz., UPC 88810905005 with best by dates of 6/6/16
  • Hostess Chocodile Twinkies Fun Size, 13.02 oz., UPC 88810911049 with best by dates of 6/4/16 & 6/10/16
  • Hostess Ding Dongs – 10 ct., 12.7 oz., UPC 88810911061 with best by dates of 6/2/16, 6/3/16, 6/9/16, 6/16/16, 7/6/16

While those who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing peanut allergens, the amount of peanut exposure from use of the flours and affected products is considered to be low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers.

Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness and/or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; loss of consciousness.

Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Hostess at 800-686-2813. In addition, customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at 800-767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 61,000 associates and operates 419 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.