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Allergy Alert: Clif Bars & Whole Foods Chicken Salad Have Been Recalled

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

Clif Bars & Whole Foods chicken salad are being recalled due to undeclared allergens

Nut allergies can be incredibly dangerous, especially in children. I mean, most schools don't even let kids bring peanut butter sandwiches to school anymore due to the potential for severe reaction from allergy sufferers. It's a big deal, people!

That's why a recall of Clif Kid Zbars and Clif Builder's bars due to undeclared nuts is so scary. Reportedly, the bars may contain peanuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts or coconuts — basically ensuring that if you have a ground nut or a tree nut allergy, you could be at risk.

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The recall includes Clif Builder's Bar Chocolate Mint flavor, Clif Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint and Clif Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip flavors. They were sold online and in stores across the U.S. If you own one of the recalled bars, return it to the place of purchase for an exchange or refund. But (unfortunately) that's not the only recall of the day.

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If you love chicken salad, you may have recently gotten a cruel surprise. Willow Tree Poultry Farm, a supplier for Whole Foods, has issued a recall after accidentally shipping 440 pounds of tuna salad in containers that were labeled "buffalo style chicken salad."

Um, that's a big freaking mistake! Is there anything worse than taking a bite or sip of something thinking it's one type of food only to discover it's another? Here's looking at you, college dorm with water bottles full of vodka. But it's even worse with tuna. I don't need to dig in expecting a yummy bite of buff chick only to get a mouthful of tuna salad. Yuck.

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The misbranded tuna salad was sold in 12.5-ounce containers at Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. It's a dangerous mistake to make, as many people have seafood allergies and wouldn't have been properly warned by the label.

If you have bought one of these mislabeled products, throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. You can also call Alex Cekala, general manager, at 508-951-8351.

Here's hoping the label errors start getting under control. I mean, listeria contamination is one thing, since the bacteria can thrive so easily in different environments — but mislabeled products? That just seems 100 percent preventable and TBH kinda dumb. Get it together, food production companies!

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