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Hostess Brands Issues Egg Allergen Notification for Three Snack Cake Items

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Hostess® Chocolate CupCakes, Chocolate Ding Dongs®, and SnoBalls® Now
Contain Whole Eggs

Hostess Brands, LLC is issuing an allergen notice to alert consumers
that Hostess® Chocolate CupCakes, Chocolate Ding Dongs®, and SnoBalls®,
in multipack and single serve sizes, now contain whole eggs. Previously,
an allergen notice was issued through Food Allergy Research and
Education (FARE) and Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT),
two organizations focused on alerting and informing individuals with
food allergies.

"Hostess Brands continually strives to produce the highest quality
products that taste great. From time to time, this results in product
formulations changes. Consumers should read the package label prior to
purchase and consumption of any Hostess® product," said Andy Jacobs,
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hostess Brands,
LLC. "We are committed to allergen management and care deeply about
producing snack cakes that are both safe and indulgence-worthy."

Hostess encourages consumers with any questions or concerns to contact
Consumer Affairs where company representatives are on-hand to address
inquiries and provide information regarding the change. Contact Hostess
Consumer Affairs at: 1 (800) 483-7253, from 8:30 am-4:30 pm Central
Time, Monday through Friday.

Hostess Brands, LLC

An icon of American ingenuity, Hostess® treats have been some of the
world's best known sweet baked goods for nearly a century. The category
pioneer continues to lead the way in innovation, quality and creativity
that captures the imagination of snack cake enthusiasts generation after
generation.

Hostess Brands, LLC is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and
operates bakeries in Emporia, Kansas, Columbus, Georgia, Indianapolis,
Indiana, and Chicago, Illinois.

For more information about Hostess products and Hostess Brands, LLC,
please visit hostesscakes.com.
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