An addition to a popular brand of snack bars advertised as healthy and nutritious may actually be harmful, because what the company has been sneaking into it. The issue is so serious that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall of the product, and warned consumers to be wary. We have included the recall notice and photos of the affected product below.
The problem lies in an ingredient not meant to be included in the snack bar – nuts. Anyone with a nut allergy is warned to be particularly careful, as the snack bar could cause a deadly allergic reaction.
If you do not have a nut allergy, they should be safe to consume. However, we suggest contacting the company at the number provided below for additional details. In addition, consumers can also return the bars to their place of purchase for a full refund.
The product is Clif Bars, a brand of protein snack bars, and the recall includes their line of children’s snack bars as well.
Three Clif Bar products are being recalled due to the possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts in the products, the US Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.
“Clif Bar discovered this issue when it received a small number of consumer complaints alleging peanut or tree nut allergic reactions,” the announcement said. “There are no confirmed illnesses associated with this recall.”
Clif Bar & Co. is recalling Clif Builder’s Bar Chocolate Mint flavor, Clif Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint and Clif Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip, along with snack sizes and variety packs. The announcement has a full list of the package sizes that are affected, along with lot codes.
The bars may contain peanuts and some tree nuts, including hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, pecans, cashews and coconuts, according to the announcement. They are sold in stores and online throughout the United States.
People who do not have nut allergies can safely consume the recalled products. No other Clif Bar products have been affected, the FDA said.
Consumers concerned about allergies can return products to the stores where they were purchased to request an exchange or full refund, the announcement said. “Affected product should then be discarded in a secure place and not consumed.”
More information can be found on the Clif Bar website or by calling 866-526-1970.
Here is the complete Clif Bars recall notice from the FDA, in addition to product codes and photos of the products involved.
Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF® BUILDER’S® Bar Chocolate Mint flavor, and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Chip flavors due to possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts and coconuts. Clif Bar & Company is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to peanuts and these listed tree nuts. People with an allergy to peanuts and these specific tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. The company is strongly advising consumers who have peanut and these specific tree nut allergies not to consume these bars.
Individuals who are not allergic to peanuts or these specific tree nuts may safely consume the products.
The affected products are sold in retail stores and online throughout the U.S.
Clif Bar discovered this issue when it received a small number of consumer complaints alleging peanut or tree nut allergic reactions. There are no confirmed illnesses associated with this recall.
The voluntary recall applies to products in all pack sizes and individual bars meeting the criteria found in the attached table. The affected “Best By” dates can be found on the back of individual packaging or caddies.
No other Clif Bar & Company products, pack sizes, flavors or ‘Best By’ date codes are affected.
The company is asking consumers to return product to the store where purchased to request an exchange or full refund if there is an allergy concern. Affected product should then be discarded in a secure place and not consumed.
For more information please visit here or contact 866-526-1970.
Here are the specific product codes included in the Clif Bars recall.
Here are photos of the Clif Bars included in the recall.