Santa Ana bakery closed after selling tainted bread to reopen

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- A Santa Ana bakery linked to tainted bread that left about 40 people sick will reopen Wednesday.

The Orange County Health Care Agency says Cholula's Bakery has satisfied criteria for cleaning and sanitizing.

The bakery was shut down earlier this month after people who ate the bakery's Rosca de Reyes bread complained of feeling dizzy, having an increased heart rate and even hallucinating.

Tests determined there was synthetic marijuana in the bread. The Orange County Sheriff's Crime Lab found synthetic cannabinoid, which mimics some symptoms of marijuana use.

Two of Cholula's employees will not be allowed to work until they produce food handler cards and take a food safety course, officials said.

Detectives said the owners of the bakery remained cooperative.

"We continue to cooperate with the investigation and hope it comes to a conclusion soon. We welcome all of our loyal customers and invite any customers who doubt the quality of our product," the owners posted on Facebook.

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