Healthy snack food maker Clif Bar & Company has just announced a voluntary recall of several products out of concern for the possible presence of peanut and tree nuts, prompting an emergency allergen alert. As such, the company says that this measure is simply a precautionary one to ensure safety for those who are, in fact, allergic to peanuts; those who have this type of allergy are at a much higher risk for serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.
Tree nuts, of course, can include Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, coconuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts, and macadamia nuts.
The company advises that the products affected are sold online and in retail stores across the United States. Indeed, the company has said, it is “strongly advising those with peanut and these specific tree nut allergies not to consume these bars,” though the flavors/varieties are otherwise perfectly safe for people who do not have a peanut or tree nut allergy.
They had originally discovered this issue after receiving a small number of consumer complaints which alleged peanuts or tree nuts may have caused allergic reaction after eating one of these bars. Fortunately no illnesses have been reported or confirmed in association with this potential allergen contamination.
Of course, the company advises that all consumers should return any product they might still in possession of to the store where they had purchased it and request an exchange or a full refund.
Here are the specific items related to this recall:
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- CLIF BUILDER’S 18-ct Variety Pack Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mint
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- CLIF Kid Zbar Protein 30-ct Variety Pack
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- CLIF BUILDER’S Chocolate Mint 12-ct
- CLIF BUILDER’S Bar Chocolate Mint 6-pack
- CLIF BUILDER’S Chocolate Mint 7-pack
- CLIF BUILDER’S Snack Size Chocolate Mint 200-ct
- CLIF Kid ZBar Protein Chocolate Chip 10-pack
- CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip 150-ct
- CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip 5-pack
- CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint 10-pack
- CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint 150-ct
- CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint 5-pack