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CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Three Varieties of CJ Foodville USA, Inc. Cookies Due to Undeclared Wheat Allergens 

Date: 3/20/2014 

Number: 14-032 

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 wheat allergies not to eat three varieties of CJ Foodville USA, Inc. cookies:
• Authentic Bakery Tous les Jours Madeleine;
• Authentic Bakery Tous les Jours Chocolate Madeleine;
• Cinnamon Manjoo.

CJ Foodville USA, Inc. of Los Angeles, California, is voluntarily recalling all three because they contain wheat that is not declared on the product labels. The recall was initiated after CDPH identified the labeling omission during a routine inspection of the facility. No illnesses have been reported at this time.

Authentic Bakery Tous Les Jours Madeleine Cookies (left) 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.

Last modified on: 3/20/2014 3:13 PM