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Synthetic Drug Found In Rosca De Reyes Bread, Lab Report Shows

SANTA ANA ( — Preliminary laboratory results were released onFriday in a foodborne illness investigation of a Santa Ana Bakery that distributed tainted bread.

According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, the results indicated the presence of a synthetic drug, which was used in making Rosca de Reyes bread (also known as king cake) at Cholula's Bakery.

Officials explained more than 30 people reported experiencing dizziness, palpitations and numbness after eating the bread Jan. 5 and Jan. 6.

The bakery will remain closed as part of the investigation until the business can show professional restaurant-grade cleaning, disposal of all opened food and all ingredients used to make the bread, and mandatory food-safety training for all staff.

Confirmed laboratory results are expected in one to two weeks, health officials reported.

The Santa Ana Police Department will be looking into the case as a criminal investigation.

Those who believe they have consumed the tainted bread are urged to contact the Santa Ana Police Department at (714) 245-8390.

RELATED: Rosca De Reyes Bread Sickens More Than 30 In Orange County 

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