eBars Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens
For Immediate Release
March 26, 2018
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eBars LLC of Franklin, Tenn. is issuing a voluntary recall on its line of products that may contain undeclared peanut and/or almond allergens.
The “Use By” dates showing between June 21, 2017 through July 18, 2018 including: MAN, WOMAN, TRIM Cocoa Raspberry, TRIM Cocoa Almond, RUN Cocoa Almond, RUN Cocoa Raspberry, FOCUS Chocolate Peanut, FOCUS 4 KIDS, GOLF Chocolate Almond, GOLF Cocoa Raspberry, HEAL Chocolate Peanut, FIT Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Raspberry.
No illnesses, reactions or events have been reported to date.
As part of its quality control review process, eBars discovered that MAN, WOMAN, TRIM, RUN Cocoa Raspberry, RUN Cocoa Almond, GOLF Cocoa Almond, GOLF Cocoa Raspberry, referenced above may contain undisclosed peanut allergens. Furthermore, all the LOT#’s of FOCUS Chocolate Peanut, HEAL Chocolate Peanut, FIT Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Raspberry, may contain undisclosed almond. Additionally, the FOCUS 4 Kids Bars may contain undisclosed peanut and/or almond. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these specific allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The bars listed above were distributed through Whole Foods in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, and through Kroger in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia. They were also distributed nationwide through ebars.com website.
The bars in question are individually packaged in eBars branded foil wrappers.
The expanded recall was initiated after eBars’ quality control team discovered this issue at their manufacturing facility. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem may have arisen from a supplier whose raw ingredients tested positive for amounts of undeclared peanut and/or almonds. Consumers who are affected by this recall are urged to return the products to eBars or to the store in which they purchased the products, for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm CST, at 1-888-231-3227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Product Flavor Lot# Use By Date Contain Undeclared Allergen
855529004141 Chocolate Almond ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
855529004189 Dark Chocolate Berry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
855529004127 Dark Cocoa Raspberry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
855529004042 Chocolate Almond ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
855529004230 Chocolate Almond ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
855529004231 Dark Cocoa Raspberry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
855529004004 Chocolate Almond ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
855529004028 Dark Cocoa Raspberry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
855529004172 Chocolate Peanut ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Almond
855529004080 Sunflower Seed Chocolate Strawberry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Almond, Peanut
855529004431 Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Raspberry ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Almond
855529004394 Chocolate Peanut ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Almond
855529004 Chocolate Berry Crunch ALL LOT#’s ALL Use By Dates Peanut
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm602771.htm
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at email@example.com