Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, warned consumers with wheat allergies not to eat Bread and Cie brand Biscotti. People who have wheat allergies risk life-threatening reactions. No illnesses have been reported at this time.
Bread and Cie in San Diego, California is voluntarily recalling all Biscotti Products, because they contain wheat that is not declared on the product labels.
The biscotti are packaged in clear cellophane packages with tiny opaque silver stars. Packages will contain either eight to nine sticks of regular biscotti, or numerous biscotti wafers. Color of product varies from light to dark brown. All bags are secured at the top with either a green, gold, or maroon raffia tie. View Bread & Cie – Biscotti Products
pictures on the department’s website.
Consumers in possession of these products should return them to the place of purchase. Consumers can call Bread and Cie at 619-688-1788 for further information.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, which requires immediate medical attention.
Consumers that have experienced an allergic reaction after consuming this product should contact their health care provider. Anyone observing the product being offered for sale is encouraged to call CDPH’s toll-free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.