Hostess Muffin Recall

Hostess has issued a recall of boxes of their Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins. The recall stems from the concern that the muffins may contain walnuts, which are an allergen. The Orlando Sentinel report on this recall underscores that people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts “run the risk of serious illness or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.”

No one knows exactly how many of these Hostess Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins will be impacted by the recall but, thankfully, Hostess is indicating that only one day’s production contained the walnuts. We will see how it plays out but Hostess sounds like it is being aggressive and on the front end of the problem and protecting consumers with a nut allergy. The story that remains untold: how did walnuts get in these Hostess muffins in the first place?