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Bountiful Bend Trail Mix Recalled for Nuts

Indiana’s South Bend Chocolate Company Monday recalled 174 one-pound bags of Bountiful Blend–mixed nuts and dried fruits–because they contain undeclared cashews, almonds, pecans, and Brazil nuts.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews, pecans, almonds or Brazil nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

No illnesses have been associated with the recall.

Bountiful Blend was sold via internet sales, mail order, and may have been sold nationwide through distributors to retail stores.

The Bountiful Blend product impacted by the recall is sold under The South Bend Chocolate Company brand name and was produced on or after March 18, 2010.

The product under recall is Bountiful Blend in one pound bags. Products with labels reading Item #154,UPC #644823001549 are subject to this recall.  

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that cashews, pecans, almonds or Brazil nuts were not listed on the product’s labeling.

Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by the printing of ingredient statements and was cut off before the listing of nuts printed.

Consumers who have purchased one pound bags of Bountiful Blend are urged to contact The South Bend Chocolate Company at 574-233-2577 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

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