If you’re wondering which RXBAR flavors have been recalled, we’ve got answers. The bars, which were sold at Trader Joe’s and other retailers across the United States and Canada, were voluntarily recalled in December 2019. But after an investigation, the makers of RXBAR expanded the recall to include several additional varieties. Representatives from RXBAR did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.
This recall was issued after finding the potential for some bars to contain undeclared peanut allergens. If you or your kiddo has a peanut allergy, you absolutely need to know about this.
Recall Description: Select RXBAR & RXBAR Kids Flavors
The initial recall in December included the Chocolate Sea Salt and Coconut Chocolate varieties. The expanded recall expands this list to include the following flavors.
- Apple Cinnamon
- Chocolate Chip
- Chocolate Hazelnut
- Chocolate Sea Salt
- Coconut Chocolate
- Coffee Chocolate
- Mango Pineapple
- Maple Sea Salt
- Mint Chocolate
- Mixed Berry
- Pumpkin Spice
RXBAR Kids Flavors
- Apple Cinnamon Raisin
- Berry Blast
- Chocolate Chip
Why the RXBARS Were Recalled
Again, this is not a bacterial or other microorganism contamination issue. The affected bars may have undeclared peanut-containing ingredients in them, making them potentially dangerous for anyone with a peanut allergy.
Consumer complaints about allergic reactions, following the December recall, led to a deeper investigation. This revealed the potential for peanut products in a specific ingredient supplied by a third party. As of the current recall, RXBAR has changed suppliers.
How to Tell If Your RXBARS Are Affected
If you have one of the RXBAR or RXBAR Kids flavors listed above, check the “Best By” date. The recalled bars all have “Best By” dates from Jan. 14, 2019 to Oct. 19, 2019.
Along with the flavor and “Best By” date, check the UPC code. Vie a complete list of the affected bars’ UPC codes on the FDA’s website here.
What Can Parents Do
If you, your child, a family member or anyone else who will eat one of the bars you have has a peanut allergy, throw the RXBAR away. Anyone with a peanut allergy should not eat the recalled bars. Contact the retailer where you bought the bar for a refund or replacement.
Direct questions to RXBAR consumer service at 312-624-8200 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central. You can also email consumer service at email@example.com.
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