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Flavored Coffee Recalled

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Oklahoma City-based Neighbors Coffee is recalling nearly 20,000 pounds of nut-flavored whole-bean coffee because it contains undeclared almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts and pecans. People with allergies can suffer serious and life-threatening reactions to the nuts.

The recall covers eight-ounce, one-pound and five-pound bags of whole-bean, nut-flavored coffees produced from Feb. 12 through Aug. 12. Only five-pound bags bear lot numbers, located on the front and bottom center of the coffee packages. The recalled lot numbers are 0434 through 2254.

The recalled coffee flavors are Almond Amaretto, Banana Nut Creme, Butter Pecan, Caramel Nut, Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Pecan Fudge, Cinnamon Chocolate Almond, Coco Cabaret, Coco Mocho Nut, Dark Roast Hazelnut, Dutch Chocolate Almond, Frangelico Creme, French Vanilla Almond, Hazelnut, Hazelnut Creme, Holiday Cheer, Honey Maple Praline, Mochadoodle, Nutterfinger, Pralines and Creme, Snickerdoodle, Sooner Smoother, Southern Pecan, Toasted Almond and Vanilla Nut Creme.

Company spokesman Steve Neighbors said no injury or death has been reported to date. The company will no longer add nuts to its flavored coffees.

Consumers may return the recalled coffee at the place of purchase for an exchange or refund. Customers with questions may call Neighbors Coffee at 1-800-299-9016 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT weekdays.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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