Rold Gold pretzels recalled for potential peanut contamination
Frito-Lay is issuing a voluntary recall of select Rold Gold twists, thins, sticks and Honey Wheat Braided pretzels because the snacks may contain peanut residue.
The recall was initiated when Frito-Lay’s flour supplier Grain Craft issued its own recall after samples of its flour tested positive for peanut residue. The recalled flour is the same used by Hostess Brands, LLC which forced the company to recall more than 700,000 cased of snack cakes and doughnuts. Frito-Lay says the affected Rold Gold packages are sold in retail stores and via foodservice and vending customers throughout the United States, and have “guaranteed fresh” dates ranging from June 28 to Aug. 23.
According to FDA, Grain Craft first notified the agency in April that a sampling by a customer found peanut residue in cookie. Further analysis revealed the source of the residue to be the flour. FDA collected samples at Grain Craft and found evidence that some soft red winter wheat flour contained peanut protein. Grain Craft ceased manufacturing and distribution of its soft red winter wheat flour on April 30. Subsequent FDA sampling did not show the presence of peanut protein. Grain Craft sells only to other companies and not directly to consumers.