Costco Is Recalling Protein Bars — Here’s What You Need to Know

published Apr 14, 2023
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Redmond, WA, USA - May 16, 2021; Entrance to Costco Wholesale store before opening hours with no people in Redmond Washington State
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As someone who has practically taken up residence in my local Costco, I know the warehouse has everything I need to survive. From jumbo-sized bags of chips to a lifetime supply of toilet paper, it’s got it all. Also, the prices are budget-friendly and cheaper than some supermarkets, and they drop more surprise releases than Beyoncé. But if you shop there and have tree nut allergies or sensitivities, you might want to pay attention to Costco’s latest recall.

The chain of big-box stores has announced a recall of their SimplyProtein Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars due to an undeclared trace of cashews, which could be dangerous for anyone with tree nut allergies. The product includes a “Best Before” date of January 5, 2024 and includes Lot TN3005A on the bar wrapper (UPC 6 86207 80906 8) and Lot TN3005 (UPC 6 86207 00914 7) on the outside of the carton. Other Simply Protein-brand products — including those found inside the same variety pack — are not included in this recall.

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the affected snack bars were sold in a 15-count variety pack at stores in Arkansas, California, Kansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

The FDA says that only one reaction has been reported so far, but they’re still investigating the cause of the contamination. The manufacturer, Wellness Natural USA Inc., voluntarily issued the recall after receiving a consumer complaint. 

If you have purchased the affected SimplyProtein bars, Costco advises that you return them to the warehouse for a full refund. For any questions or concerns, you can contact the manufacturer at

As always, it’s crucial to check the packaging of any food products before consuming them, especially if you have allergies or sensitivities. While recalls can be concerning, it’s reassuring to know that Costco and the manufacturers are taking quick action to ensure the safety of their customers.

Wondering what other recalls and public health alerts have been issued lately from your favorite brands? Check out this page that’s updated regularly to stay in the know.