Prepackaged protein bars may contain allergen (peanuts)

Issue Date 17.1.2019
Source of Information

The US authorities concerned

Food Product

Prepackaged protein bars

Product Name and Description

(1) Product name: Protein Bar, Chocolate Sea Salt

 Brand: RXBAR

 Place of origin: US

 Net weight: 52 grams/1.83 ounces per pack (12 packs per box)

 Best-before date: June 30, 2019


 (2) Product name: Protein Bar, Mango Pineapple

 Brand: RXBAR`

 Place of origin: US

 Net weight: 52 grams/1.83 ounces per pack (12 packs per box)

 Best-before date: April 21, 2019

Reason For Issuing Alert

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) , through its Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notice issued by the US authorities concerned that several kinds of RXBAR products are under recall because they may contain peanuts but undeclared on the food label.  Upon learning of the incident, the CFS immediately followed up with major local importers and retailers.  Preliminary investigation revealed that an online vendor, Action Panda, had imported a total of eight boxes of the affected batches of the two abovementioned products and some of them were sold.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • The vendor has stopped sale and removed from shelves the affected batches of products and will initiate a recall according to CFS' instructions.     
  •  The CFS will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. Investigation is on-going.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the products concerned immediately.
Advice to Consumers
  • Consumers who are allergic to peanuts are advised not to consume the products concerned.  Those who feel unwell after consuming them should seek medical treatment.
Further Information

The CFS press release

  • Enquiries about the recall can be made to the vendor’s hotline at 5211 8027 during office hours.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department