CDPH (California Department of Public Health) Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Jarritos Foods Fruit Gelatin Products

Date: 4/17/2013

Number: 13-015

Contact: Anita Gore, Heather Bourbeau (916) 445-0279


Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today warned consumers with soy allergies not to eat certain Jarritos Foods Fruit Gelatin products due to undeclared soy allergens.

Jarritios Foods of Redwood City, California is voluntarily recalling various 20-ounce and eight-ounce size Jarritos Foods Fruit Gelatin products because the product labels failed to declare the food allergen (soy) in the ingredient statements. The recall was initiated after CDPH identified the labeling omission during a routine inspection. No illnesses have been reported at this time.

Jarritos Foods Fruit Gelatin, made with a yellow milk gelatin and cubes of flavored, colored gelatin, is packaged in 20-ounce clear plastic, square containers, and in eight- ounce clear plastic cups with lids. No lot code or date code is used on the product. Photos of Jarritos Foods packaging and labels are available on the CDPH website.

CDPH is working with the manufacturer and distributors to identify the specific distribution of the recalled Fruit Gelatin. Consumers with food allergies in possession of the recalled products should discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction, that requires immediate medical attention should they consume these products.

Consumers who have experienced 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 toll‑free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.