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CDPH Warns Consumers With Milk or Soy Allergies Not to Eat Kelley’s Kookies Shortbread and Chocolate Dipped Macadamia 

Date: 10/8/2015 
Number: 15-072 
Contact: Anita Gore, Orville Thomas (916) 440 7259 

SACRAMENTO  California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned consumers with allergies to milk and soy not to eat the following bakery items manufactured by Kelley’s Kookies, because they contain undeclared allergens:

  • Kelley's Kookies Shortbread (Contains Undeclared Milk)
  • Kelley’s Kookies Chocolate Dipped Macadamia (Contains Undeclared Soy)
People who have milk, and/or soy allergies risk life-threatening reactions if these products are consumed. To date, no illnesses have been reported.

Kelley’s Kookies, of Stanton, California, initiated a voluntary recall of these products after a routine inspection by CDPH identified the labeling deficiency. The cookies are packaged in clear bags with a rectangle-shaped, white label on the front. The Shortbread is sold in seven-ounce Units; and the Chocolate Dipped Macadamia cookies in six-ounce units. The products were distributed to retail stores statewide. Pictures of the product labels are available here.

Consumers in possession of these products should return them to the place of purchase for refund, or dispose of them in the trash.

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, without the corrected labeling that identifies the allergens is encouraged to call CDPH’s toll free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.
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