So, you think that Clif Bar is a healthy way to maintain your energy as you get ready for your hike? Before you unwrap that package, you might want to think again. According to a release earlier this month, Clif Bar has issued a recall on some of their popular products due to potential contamination issues. A company that is built on offering its customers a “healthier” alternative, this type of issue might not be entirely avoidable, but it is sure to cause a bit of a wave among consumers. If you enjoy these bars on a regular basis, you might want to check out what the recall includes.
Fortunately, not all of the products are part of this recall, so before you throw out your entire stash of Clif Bars you might want to consider whether it is on this list. The three products affected are the: Nuts & Seeds energy bar, the Sierra Trail Mix energy bar and Mojo Mountain Mix trail mix bar. So, what dates should you look out for?
If you have any of these bars in your possession, you best bet is to throw them away right away. To help handle the inconvenience, you can call the Clif Bar customer service line at 1-888-851-8456 or reach out to them online using this handy portal.
So, if you are wondering whether you can just eat the bars anyway, be warned this could result in some serious health issues on your end. The problem with these bars is they may be infected with listeria. If you haven’t heard of this before, it is because you are lucky and live in a first world country where you almost never have to deal with organisms like this. If consumed by children, elderly, or pregnant women, it can be so severe that it could actually be lethal. For the normal person, it can cause severe diarrhea, nausea, stiffness, headaches, fevers and a host of other health issues. Basically, it is bad news.
Of course, this naturally raises the question of how healthy Clif Bars are to begin with. Sure they promise to provide you with energy, but is this really the kind of energy you need? Take the Mojo Mountain Trail bar for example. This bar has 12 grams of sugar, 200 mg of sodium, and 9 grams of fat. When you consider the long list of ingredients, you wonder if you might be better off choosing something else. Sure, it’s not as bad as eating something that could be potentially fatal, but it still doesn’t sound overly healthy.