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Date: 7/1/2010 

Number: PH10-043  

Contact: Al Lundeen - (916) 440-7259 


Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat “Food World Aam Papad Candy Spicy” (Dry Mango Candy Spicy) imported from India after tests by CDPH found unacceptable levels of lead. Consumers in possession of the candy should discard it immediately.

Food World Aam Papad Candy Spicy is imported and distributed by Quality Products, Inc. of San Jose. CDPH is currently working with the distributor to ensure that the contaminated candies are removed from store shelves.

“Food World Aam Papad Candy Spicy” (Dry Mango Candy Spicy) Food World Aam Papad Candy Spicy is sold in a 5.25 ounce clear plastic container that has a red top. The container is approximately five and a half inches tall and has a white label with a red rectangle containing the words “Food World.” The name of the candy is in black lettering.

Recent CDPH analysis of this candy determined that it contained as much as 0.29 parts per million (ppm) of lead. California considers candies with lead levels in excess of 0.10 ppm to be contaminated.

Pregnant women and parents of children who may have consumed this candy should consult a physician to determine if medical testing is needed. Consumers who find Food World Aam Papad Candy Spicy for sale are encouraged to call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at (800) 495-3232.

For more information about lead poisoning, contact your county childhood lead poisoning prevention program or public health department. Additional information and a list of local childhood lead prevention programs are available by clicking here

Last modified on: 7/1/2010 2:32 PM