Consumer Alert: Clif Bar Recalls Some Products After Reports of Nut Allergy

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Popular protein bar brand, Clif Bar, is issuing a voluntary recall of some of its products after receiving reports for nut allergy concerns.

The Food and Drug Administration announced the recall on Wednesday, stating the company discovered the issue “when it received a small number of consumer complaints alleging peanut or tree nut allergic reactions.”

While there are no confirmed illnesses linked with the recall, the company is advising customers to return the product for refund or throw away.

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The bars in question include Clif Builder’s Chocolate Mint bar and two flavors marketed for kids, Clif Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint and Clif Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip.

The snack bars are said to contain nuts that are not listed on the label, possible including peanuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts, coconut, or Brazil nuts. The FDA said the total number of bars involved is not currently available, but the recall is a “precautionary safety step” for those with peanut and other nut allergies.

“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,” the FDA said.

The affected products are sold in retail stores and online throughout the U.S. and include the following codes, 72225260044, 72225260144, 72225219110, and 72225221911

For more information or questions, consumers can call Clif Bar’s peanut and tree nut allergy alert hotline at 866-526-1970.

Photo credit: Instagram / @skiteamtorsby

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Tania Hussain |

Tania Hussain is a native of Toronto and a Hoosier at heart, studying journalism at Ball State University in Indiana. She has a mad love for fine cheese, film, music, and meeting people upon her many travels. When Tania’s not writing at Womanista, she can be found going for long nature runs, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Cardinals, photographing sights and food, or writing for her online magazine, The Hudsucker. She is also a member of the Indy-based, Society of Professional Journalists—one of the oldest organizations in the U.S. that promotes and represents journalists.