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CDPH Warns Consumers With Milk Allergy Not to Eat “Dave’s Bakery Corn Bread” Due to Risk of Illness

January 26, 2024

Dave’s Bakery Corn Bread ​contains​ undeclared milk allergen, putting consumers with a milk allergy at risk for allergic reaction

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers with an allergy to milk not to eat Dave’s Bakery Corn Bread because it contains undeclared milk. Photographs are available below. This warning applies only to the Corn Bread produced by Bake R Us, DBA Dave’s Baking Company and distributed to schools, retail facilities and in vending machines primarily in southern California. This product should not be confused with other similarly named companies with national distribution.

Dave's Bakery Label

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers with an allergy to milk not to eat Dave’s Bakery Corn Bread. The product contained whey, a milk allergen, and the label did not include a milk allergy statement as required by law. CDPH is issuing this warning to ensure that consumers with an allergy to milk are aware that these products should not be consumed. The misbranding was discovered during a routine facility inspection.​

Anyone finding these products for sale should call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at (800) 495-3232 or submit an electronic report on the Food and Drug​ Branch webpa​ge.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. To date, no illnesses have been reported.

At this time, Bake R Us, Inc., (dba Dave’s Baking Company), based in Gardena, California, has not issued a voluntary recall. The corn bread was produced under the Dave’s Bakery brand name and packed in 9 pack/net wt. 21 oz (595g) packages. The product was shipped in cardboard boxes, 8 per box, and the best-by date was printed only on the outer case label. All best-by dates, on or before July 18, 2024, are included in this warning.

CDPH has issued a Notice of Violation to Dave’s Bakery Corn Bread who may be subject to further action including legal proceedings that may result in civil penalties. In addition, CDPH staff continue to investigate additional products manufactured by this firm for undeclared allergens. 

Please note: The UPC and company locations differ between the package label and the case label.

Package Label

City: Santa Monica, CA

UPC: 0 41981 05000 4

Case Label

City: Gardena, CA

UPC: 0 41981 06000 3

Dates affected: On or before July 18, 2024

CDPH recommends consumers experiencing any ill effects after consuming this product should consult their health care provider. ​​

Dave’s Bakery Corn Bread, 9 pack/net wt. 21 oz (595g)
Corn Bread

​​Dave’s Bakery Corn Bread
Outer Case Label
Corn Bread Box

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