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Arnold Foods Company, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Nuts in Brownberry Whole Grains Bread 100% Whole Wheat


Lou Minella


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- HORSHAM, PA, October 8, 2008 – Arnold Foods Company, Inc. is recalling BROWNBERRY brand Whole Grains BREAD 100% WHOLE WHEAT (1 LB 8 OZ) because it may contain undeclared almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts. People who have an allergy to these nuts run the risk of life threatening or serious allergic reactions if they consume the product.

The BROWNBERRY brand Whole Grains BREAD 100% WHOLE WHEAT was sold in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. This product was sold through retail stores and bakery thrift outlets.

The product being recalled has a green twist tie with a code date of "Oct 11" printed on the bread bag. No other Arnold brand or Brownberry brand products are affected.

The company announced the recall after receiving a report from one consumer who found nuts in the bread which are known allergens but were not listed on the ingredient statement. The company has received no other reports from consumers. There are no reports of injuries.

All packages with the above code date have been removed from store shelves.

Consumers with allergies to nuts who have purchased the product can return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund or call the company at 1-800-984-0989.


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