Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today warned consumers with wheat allergies not to eat six varieties of AVO’s Bakery, Inc. products. Five products are Gourmet Sesame Plain, Date Mamoul, Gourmet French, Gourmet Anise Plain and Sea Salted Cookies Sticks Gourmet Cookies. The sixth is Avo’s Bread Crumbs product.
AVO’s Bakery of Burbank, California, is voluntarily recalling the products, which were sold primarily at local retail markets in Southern California. The recall was initiated after CDPH identified the labeling omission during a routine inspection at the bakery. No illnesses have been reported at this time.
The products are packaged in clear plastic, clam-shell containers with labels that have the AVO’S Bakery, Inc. logo in red lettering, and have white, yellow, or green background color, with the product name in black lettering. The February 26, 2014 best-by date is printed on a sticker on the label. Click here to view AVO’s Recalled Product Photos.
AVO’s Bakery, Inc. immediately segregated its entire inventory of recalled products and has notified retailers that received the affected products directly.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction, that requires immediate medical attention should they consume these products.
Consumers who have experienced allergic reaction after consuming any of these products should contact their health care provider. Anyone observing the products being offered for sale is encouraged to call CDPH toll free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.