An Alameda-based bakery has voluntarily recalled cookies from store shelves because of a labeling issue that could put consumers with allergies in harm’s way, California Department of Public Health officials said Thursday.
Spring doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, but people throughout the Bay Area with allergies are already suffering.
Doctors are seeing an increase in adults with no childhood history of allergies sneezing, wheezing and coughing. A growing number of adults are developing what’s called adult onset allergies.
Some allergy sufferers are tossing out the allergy medication and trying what they call sweet relief and turning to honey. They’re using local, unfiltered honey, made in the Bay Area in hopes of easing allergy symptoms.