Baked Goods Recalled in SoCal for Wheat Allergy Scare

A Burbank bakery is recalling bread crumbs, cookies and other products due to a lack of wheat allergy warnings on their packaging.

AVO's bakery was warned by the state health department of the omission. So far no illnesses have been reported.

The recalled products are:

  • Gourmet Sesame Plain
  • Date Mamoul
  • Gourmet French
  • Gourmet Anise Plain
  • Sea Salted Cookies Sticks Gourmet Cookies
  • Bread Crumbs
For pictures of the recalled foods, see the gallery above.

AVO’s Bakery, Inc. immediately segregated its entire inventory of recalled products and has notified retailers that received the affected products directly.

The goods were sold primarily at local retail markets in Southern California.

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, according to the California Department of Public Health.

Consumers who have experienced allergic reaction after consuming any of these products should contact their healthcare provider. Anyone observing the products being offered for sale can call the CDPH toll‑free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.

Kathi December 12, 2013 at 03:04 PM
They really need a recall for this? I know food allergies are nothing to laugh at but duh, most baked goods, unless they say wheat free are made w wheat flour. So I would think anyone w severe allergies to wheat would already know to read the labels to ck ingredients. & again for baked goods the default is that they are made w wheat flour. You have to search for gluten free or wheat free. So sounds like they are pushing a recall of perfectly good food for something that affected people would have already been able to figure out. I have mild food allergies & I know to read the labels. But wheat is one I would assume would be an ingredient in baked goods unless it specifically says wheat free or gluten free. Duh.


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