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RXBAR Protein Bars Recalled In Florida Over Undeclared Peanut Allergen

CHICAGO — RxBar is recalling more than a dozen of its protein bar flavors that may pose a threat to consumers with peanut allergies.

The company announced Tuesday that there may be undeclared peanuts in the following varieties with “best by” dates ranging between Jan. 14, 2019, and Oct. 19, 2019: Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Sea Salt, Coconut Chocolate, Coffee Chocolate, Mango Pineapple, Maple Sea Salt, Mint Chocolate, Mixed Berry, and Pumpkin Spice. Kids varieties Apple Cinnamon Raisin, Berry Blast and Chocolate Chip also are being recalled.

People with peanut allergies should discard the products and contact RxBar or their retailer for a full refund or replacement. The bars pose no danger to people without peanut allergies.

RxBar in December recalled two flavors, Chocolate Sea Salt and Coconut Chocolate, because of potential peanut exposure, and it is expanding the recall “out of an abundance of caution” after receiving customer complaints about allergic reactions to additional varieties, it said.

“Our investigation concluded that the issue stems from a specific ingredient supplied by a third party,” the company said in a news release. “We immediately changed suppliers for this ingredient when the issue arose.”

RxBar, headquartered in River North, has been growing rapidly since it was purchased by cereal giant Kellogg in late 2017 for $600 million.

RXBAR has announced the voluntary recall this week due to an undeclared peanut allergen.

The company initially recalled their Chocolate Sea Salt and Coconut Chocolate varieties in December 2018.

They said they’re expanding the recall after “receiving consumer contacts regarding allergic reactions to additional varieties,” according to the FDA website .

The recalled bars have “Best by Dates” ranging between January 14, 2019 and December 19, 2019.

Below is a list of the varieties being recalled:

  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Blueberry
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Hazelnut
  • Chocolate Sea Salt
  • Coconut Chocolate
  • Coffee Chocolate
  • Mango Pineapple
  • Maple Sea Salt
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Mixed Berry
  • KIDS Apple Cinnamon Raisin
  • KIDS Berry Blast
  • KIDS Chocolate Chip
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • 10-Bar Variety Pack (Blueberry, Chocolate Sea Salt, Coconut Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate)
  • 12-Bar Variety Pack (Chocolate Sea Salt, Peanut Butter Chocolate)
  • 12-Bar Variety Pack (Blueberry, Chocolate Sea Salt, Mixed Berry, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate)
  • 14-Bar Variety Pack (Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Sea Salt)
  • 16-Bar Variety Pack (Chocolate Sea Salt, Peanut Butter Chocolate)

For the UPC numbers of each recalled variety, click here .

Those who have purchased any of the recalled bars and who have peanut allergies should discard the bars and contact RXBAR at info@rxbar.com or 1-312-624-8200 for replacement or a full refund.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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