Seward Co-op has pulled Kind Strong Bars and Kind Healthy Grains Bars from the shelf due to the possible presence of unlabeled peanuts in this product. This is a voluntary recall undertaken by the company, KIND, after their own quality-assurance systems detected the problem.
From the FDA's recall press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 21, 2014 - NEW YORK - KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND) is voluntarily recalling STRONG & KIND bars as well as KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt bars after learning that, contrary to KIND's strict quality specifications, its supplier roasted pumpkin seeds using equipment that had also been used to roast peanuts. "While we know our supplier conducted rigorous allergen cleans before roasting the seeds, they did not perform tests to validate that no peanut particles remained, and KIND takes no chances when it comes to the safety of our consumers," said John Leahy, President of KIND.
The five STRONG & KIND bars that are affected by the recall are clearly labeled on the packaging: Roasted Jalapeño, Honey Smoked BBQ, Thai Sweet Chili, Honey Mustard, and Hickory Smoked. In addition, KIND Healthy Grains Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt bars are also clearly labeled. ...
No allergic reactions to any of the bars have been reported to date; however, people who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts should not consume these products. No other KIND products are affected, and the recalled products may be safely consumed by those who do not have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts.
If you purchased this product between 4/28/14-5/23/14, do not consume it, especially if you have a peanut allergy. Recalled products will be fully refunded at our Customer Service desk.