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Date: 10/29/2010 

Number: 10-081 

Contact: Al Lundeen (916) 440-7259 


Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat “Casa De Dulce Salted Plums w/Chile” imported from Taiwan after CDPH tests found elevated levels of lead. 

Recent analysis of these products by CDPH found that “Casa De Dulce Salted Plums w/Chile” contained lead levels as high as 0.78 parts per million. A young child eating one serving of these plums could ingest more than five times the recommended level of lead for a day. 
Casa De Dulce Salted Plums w/Chile
“Casa De Dulce Salted Plums w/Chile,” distributed by Heritage Candy Company in Van Nuys, is packaged in 1.5 ounce clear bags. The bags have a red and yellow cardboard label that says “Casa De Dulce Salted Plums w/Chile.” The Heritage Candy Company has initiated a voluntary recall and is working with businesses to ensure that the contaminated products are removed from the marketplace.  

Consumers in possession of the candy should discard it immediately. Pregnant women and parents of children who may have consumed this candy should consult their physician or health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed. 

Also, consumers who find “Casa de Dulce Salted Plums w/Chile” for sale are encouraged to call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at (800) 495-3232. Find more information at the CDPH Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch Web page.

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