Hostess® Issues Allergen Notification Impacting HoHo’s® and Suzy Q’s® as its Indianapolis Bakery Becomes a Nut Facility

KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hostess Brands today issued an allergen notification alerting consumers
that its Indianapolis bakery is now a nut facility.

Hostess Ho Ho’s and Suzy Q’s and all of Hostess’ peanut butter
innovations coming in 2017 will contain peanut flour and/or peanuts.
Hostess urges consumers to check ingredient listings and allergen
statements on packaging, which has been updated to reflect the addition
of these ingredients.

With its continued focus on innovation and new product development,
Hostess will now utilize the Indianapolis bakery for developing and
testing exciting new nut-containing products for 2017 and beyond. This
nut-friendly facility will be conducive to exploring, creating and
testing potential new additions to Hostess’s expanding product
portfolio, in addition to the continued production of classic Suzy Q’s
and Ho Ho’s.

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® products have been many of the
world’s best known sweet baked goods for nearly a century. Hostess
Brands, LLC continues to lead the way in innovation, quality and
creativity that captures the imagination of snack cake enthusiasts
generation after generation.

The company is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and operates
bakeries in Emporia, Kansas, Columbus, Georgia and Indianapolis, Indiana.

For more information about Hostess products and Hostess Brands LLC,
please visit hostesscakes.com. Follow Hostess on Twitter:
@Hostess_Snacks; on Facebook: facebook.com/Hostess; on Instagram:
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