Certain RXBAR brand Protein Bars recalled due to undeclared peanut

Starting date:
February 8, 2019
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen)
Subcategory:
Allergen - Peanut
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Vitacost.com, Yogti Inc.
Distribution:
Possibly National
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
12779

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 8, 2019 - The food recall warning issued on January 15, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling certain RXBAR brand Protein Bars from the marketplace because they may contain peanut which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanut should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold nationally through Internet sales (www.amazon.ca and possibly other websites) as well as possibly through retail.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the point of purchase.

If you have an allergy to peanut, do not consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

Who is affected

There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products in Canada.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
RXBAR Protein Bar – Blueberry 624 g (12 x 52 g) Best By dates between 03 21 2019 to 05 21 2019 and 07 07 2019 to 09 29 2019 8 57777 00426 3
RXBAR Protein Bar – Blueberry 52 g Best By dates between 03 21 2019 to 05 21 2019 and 07 07 2019 to 09 29 2019 8 57777 00419 5
RXBAR Protein Bar – Chocolate Sea Salt 624 g (12 x 52 g) Best By dates between 03 04 2019 to 09 11 2019 and Best By 10 11 2019 8 57777 00430 0
RXBAR Protein Bar – Chocolate Sea Salt 52 g Best By dates between 03 04 2019 to 09 11 2019 and Best By 10 11 2019 8 57777 00423 2
RXBAR Protein Bar – Coconut Chocolate 624 g (12 x 52 g) Best By dates between 03 01 2019 to 10 13 2019 8 57777 00428 7
RXBAR Protein Bar – Coconut Chocolate 52 g Best By dates between 03 01 2019 to 10 13 2019 8 57777 00421 8
RXBAR Protein Bar – Mint Chocolate 624 g (12 x 52 g) Best By dates between 03 02 2019 to 04 18 2019 and 07 26 2019 to 08 09 2019 8 57777 00434 8
RXBAR Protein Bar – Mint Chocolate 52 g Best By dates between 03 02 2019 to 04 18 2019 and 07 26 2019 to 08 09 2019 8 57777 00433 1

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