Voluntary Recall on Mislabeled Coconut Chocolate Chip Clif Bars

Bars mistakenly labeled as White Chocolate Macadamia raise allergy concerns

The last thing you want is to open up a Clif Bar and find something other than what you bargained for.

Unfortunately, due to a packaging oversight, that may be exactly what you find, if you’re one of the unlucky few who purchase a mislabeled Clif Bar from certain Target and Walmart stores.

Clif Bar has issued a voluntary recall on a small amount of Coconut Chocolate Chip Clif Bar six-packs, in which there might be Coconut Chocolate Chip Clif Bars accidentally labeled with White Chocolate Macadamia Clif Bar wrappers.

Only products meeting certain very specific criteria are affected by the fluke, in which bars were mislabeled and then placed in correctly labeled Coconut Chocolate Chip Clif Bar six-pack boxes. Six-pack White Chocolate Macademia Clif Bars found inside the following Coconut packaging are being recalled:

• Six-pack Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars
• UPCL 7-22252-66030-5
• "Best before" date of 16May13G1

Clif Bar strongly advises consumers who are allergic to coconut to refrain from eating these mislabeled bars, to avoid unwanted allergic reactions (none of which have been reported to date).

We’re sure this slight scuffle will pass without much to-do: links to a salmonella outbreak caused a 2009 Clif Bar recall, and the company handled the whole situation very gracefully. Since it’s no more than a labeling error this time around, it should all be cleared up swiftly.

For more details or to get in touch with the company about the matter, check out the press release