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CONSUMERS WARNED NOT TO EAT JIGONG CHAYOTE CANDY 

Date: 10/23/2009 

Number: 09-97 

Contact: Al Lundeen - (916) 440-7259 

SACRAMENTO 

Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat Jigong Chayote Candy imported from China after tests found unacceptable levels of lead.

Recent analysis of this candy by CDPH determined that Jigong Chayote Candy contained as much as 0.68 parts per million (ppm) of lead. Candies with lead levels in excess of 0.10 ppm are considered contaminated.

The Jigong Chayote Candy container has a copper/gold colored lid, with a picture of a warrior, Chinese symbols, and orange fruit. The word Jigong is printed in green on a black background. Jigong Chayote Candy is imported and distributed by King Wai Trading Company, based in Union City, in the Bay Area. King Wai Trading has voluntarily recalled the candy.

Pregnant women and children who may have consumed this candy should consult a physician or health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed.

Consumers who find Jigong Chayote Candy for sale are encouraged to call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at (800) 495-3232.

 
 
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