North Hollywood, California - 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 Shirin Products Bakhlava Loghmei glazed pastry because it contains wheat that is not listed on the label.
People who have wheat allergies risk life-threatening reactions if the product is consumed. No illnesses have been reported.
Yasha’s Bakery, of North Hollywood, California, initiated a voluntarily recall of all Shirin Products Bakhlava Loghmei with a production date of July 23, 2014 or prior, after a routine CDPH inspection identified the presence of the undeclared wheat.
Shirin Products Bakhlava Loghmei are square-shaped, glazed pastries. They are packaged in 16-ounce, clear clam-shell plastic containers with labels that are green, white and red. The brand and product name is written in Arabic and Farsi. The production date is printed on a sticker on the front label. The recalled products were distributed to retail markets in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
You can view product photos and other information about Yasha’s Bakery Shirin Products Bakhlava Loghmei on CDPH’s website. Consumers in possession of these products should return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Products with best-by dates after July 23, 2014, are not subject to this recall, as they contain the correct labels.
Consumers that have experienced an allergic reaction after eating 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.