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Rosca De Reyes Bread Sickens More Than 30 In Orange County

SANTA ANA ( — More than 30 people have reported dizziness, palpitations and numbness after eating Rosca de Reyes bread distributed by a Santa Ana bakery.

Officials from the OC Health Care Agency say they are investigating the illnesses, which involved more than 30 people from multiple unrelated groups. Cholula's Bakery, which distributed the bread, has been closed pending the outcome of the investigation.

Rosca de Reyes bread, translated as kings' ring, is a Spanish and Latin American king's cake pastry traditionally eaten Jan. 6 during the Kings' Day celebration commemorating the arrival of the three wise men. A figurine of the Christ child is traditionally hidden in the bread to be taken to the nearest church on Candlemas Day by whomever finds it.

The bread was distributed Jan. 5 and 6 to several stores in Orange County and Long Beach. Health officials have advised retailers to remove any unsold products from shelves and consumers who purchased the bread are advised to discard any uneaten product.

Anyone who consumed the bread and experiences symptoms similar to those reported should contact a doctor.

The product was sold at the following locations:

Cholula's Bakery
1002 E. 17th Street, Suite F
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 972-3115

El Nopal Mercado
31451 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 443-9145

La Bodega Ranch
918 N. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 639-9199

La Bodega Ranch
1700 North Placentia Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
(714) 524-1432

Santa Ana Marquet
1216 W. 1st St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 543-3655

Tony's Liquor
32141 Alipaz St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 218-8090

Gonzalez Marquet
235 W. La Jolla St.
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 632-8655

Taqueria Mocorito Restaurant
1076 N. State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 491-2335

Taco Boy
725 North Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 491-7156

Brianna's Ice Cream
2107 E. Ball Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 635-6264

La Bodega Ranch Market
4945 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 423-8400

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