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Boxes of Kind bars recalled over walnut warning mixup

The company has issued a voluntary product recall since tree nuts, like walnuts, can trigger serious life-threatening reactions.
/ Source: TODAY

Though many Kind snack bars contain the word "nuts" on their labels, the company is taking an extra step to ensure those with serious food allergies avoid one popular product that was improperly labeled.

Kind Snacks has announced a nationwide recall on a "limited number" of boxes of their Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt bars after it was discovered the packaging did not declare the bars actually contained walnuts, a tree nut that can trigger serious, life-threatening allergic reactions.

Boxes of Kind Snacks' Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt bars have been recalled after the packaging failed to declare the bars contained walnuts. Individual packages were properly labeled.Courtesy Kind Snacks

“The recalled products may be safely consumed by those who do not have an allergy or sensitivity to walnuts,” Kind stated in its official recall notice. “People who have an allergy or sensitivity to walnuts should not consume these products.”

The company has clarified that the individually wrapped bars do have the correct ingredient and warning labels but the larger boxes that contain these wrapped bars do not. Kind says that the only boxes affected are the 12-count boxes and just two lots were recalled, so if you buy your Kind Snacks individually, your bars were appropriately labeled and correctly identified walnuts as an ingredient.

Concerned consumers should look out for the following packages affected by the recall:

  • Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt (12-Count Box) Lot Code: BK16264A1 Best Before Date: 12/20/2017
  • Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt (12-Count Box) Lot Code: BK16308A1 Best Before Date: 2/4/18

Up until March, Kind Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt did contain walnuts as an ingredient but the recipe has since changed.

Kind would not specify how many consumers they believe may be affected by the recall.