Health warning: Cookies may harm those with wheat allergies

Health managers say Tous Les Jour cookies contain undocumented wheat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - - 3 varieties of CJ Foodville USA cookies are being voluntarily recalled because they contain wheat that is not declared on the product labels. The recall was initiated after the California Department of Public Health identified the labeling omission during a routine inspection of their Los Angeles facility.

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health and state health officer, warns consumers with wheat allergies not to eat these three varieties of CJ Foodville USA cookies:

Authentic Bakery Tous les Jours Madeleine;

Authentic Bakery Tous les Jours Chocolate Madeleine;

Cinnamon Manjoo.

Authentic Bakery Tous Les Jours Madeleine Cookies and Chocolate Madeleine Cookies are small, soft cookies that come in two distinct flavors: Regular Madeleine and The Chocolate Madeleine. Each shell-shaped cookie weighs about 25 grams and is sold in packs of four. They are packaged in individual clear cellophane wrap. The Cinnamon Manjoo is a small cookie with a layer of cinnamon powder and sprinkled with black sesame seeds. Each cookie is a small cylinder-shape weighing about 20 grams and sold in packs of 10. Additional product photos are available on the CDPH website.

CJ Foodville USA, Inc. has segregated its inventory and is notifying consumers not to eat this product if they have these allergy sensitivities. Consumers that have the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, that requires immediate medical attention.

Consumers who have experienced an 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's toll?free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.

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