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Cal Poly chocolate bars recalled over allergen concerns

Cal Poly Food Science & Nutrition

Several varieties of chocolate candy bars made by students at Cal Poly are being voluntarily recalled. 

The reason behind the recall action is that the chocolates may be contaminated with undeclared allergens including peanut, milk or soy. The university did not stipulate which one.

The products may also have been exposed to microbial contamination, according to a press release.

The University's Food Science and Nutrition Department says the products were sold at retail outlets and farmers markets throughout the Central Coast, on campus and online through the Cal Poly Bookstore.

No illnesses have been reported, according to the University's Marketing and Communications Department.

The voluntary product recall includes all:

  • Cal Poly Chocolates Peanut Butter Crunch Bar; UPC# 7 45711 56310 8
  • Cal Poly Chocolates Peppermint Crunch Bar; UPC# 7 45711 56410 5
  • Cal Poly Chocolates Spicy Cayenne Bar; UPC# 7 45711 56710 6
  • Cal Poly Chocolates Pumpkin Spice Bar; UPC# 7 45711 56610 9
  • Cal Poly Chocolates Olallieberry Crisp Bar; UPC# 7 45711 56810 3
  • Cal Poly Chocolates Coffee Crunch Bar; UPC# 7 45711 56510 2

The voluntary product recall does NOT include:

  • Cal Poly Chocolates Milk Chocolate Bar; UPC# 7 45711 56110 4
  • Cal Poly Chocolates Dark Chocolate Bar; UPC# 7 45711 56210 1

"The voluntary recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution," said Cal Poly Director of Media Relations Matt Lazier in a release to the media. "While there is no confirmation of the existence of a contaminant in the recalled products, an equipment operations failure was detected on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014."