Peanut-Tainted Flour Leads to Recalls

This month, a number of products from brands including Hostess, Frito-Lay, Cinnabon, Safeway, Chick-fil-A and more have been recalled due to peanut residue found in certain flour originating from Grain Craft. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with other companies that received the affected flour product from Grain Craft to determine if further recalls are needed. Below are links to the most recent information available.

Information on the FDA Investigation

This link includes information about the FDA investigation, which began on April 26, as well as an ongoing list of products affected.

Grain Craft Recall Response

Grain Craft, the supplier of the tainted flour, has made a statement and provided an FAQ to the public.

Allergic Living Coverage

This article provides an overview of the recalls as well as a statement from a Grain Craft spokesperson regarding the origin of the peanut cross-contact.

What products have been recalled?

If you are aware of someone experiencing a reaction to a product potentially affected by this flour, follow these steps: 

  • First and foremost, seek appropriate medical attention
  • Do not throw away the product, its packaging, or any similar product that may have been purchased at the same time as these can be important to an investigation; put the uneaten portion into an appropriate container and freeze it unless it is a shelf-stable food.
  • Call the manufacturer and report the situation. They will likely ask for the UPC number and the location of where you purchased the product, and may ask for you to mail them your product so they can conduct tests.
  • Call the FDA Consumer Complaint Center in your area, or report it online in the FDA’s Safety Reporting Portal.

Additional products may be recalled in the coming weeks. FARE is committed to keeping those managing peanut allergy informed about product recalls. To sign up for FARE’s Alerts and Ingredient Notices, visit www.foodallergy.org/stay-informed.

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