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CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Four Flavors of Williams-Sonoma brand Sauces due to Undeclared Allergens 

Date: 8/30/2013 

Number: 13-038 

Contact: Anita Gore, Heather Bourbeau (916) 440-7259 


Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today warned consumers with milk, soy, and/or wheat allergies not to eat four flavors of Williams-Sonoma brand sauces: Meyer Lemon Braising Base, 40-Clove Braising Base, Tagine Sauce, and Artichoke Pecorino Sauce, due to undeclared allergen ingredients.   
Williams-Sonoma saucesPremier Foods, LLC of Santa Fe Springs, CA is voluntarily recalling the sauces that were sold exclusively at Williams-Sonoma stores.  The recall was initiated after CDPH identified the labeling omission during a routine inspection. No illnesses have been reported at this time. 





Unit Size

Undeclared Allergen(s)

Williams-Sonoma Brand
Meyer Lemon Braising Base

1 lb. 8.5 oz.

Milk, Soy, Wheat

Williams-Sonoma Brand 40 - Clove
Garlic Chicken Braising Base

24.5 oz.

Milk, Wheat

Williams-Sonoma Brand Tagine Sauce

16 fl. oz.

Milk, Wheat

Williams-Sonoma Brand Artichoke
Pecorino Sauce

16 fl. oz.


The recalled Williams-Sonoma sauces are packaged in clear, glass jars.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy, wheat or milk products 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.

Last modified on: 8/30/2013 1:05 PM