Anita Gore or Heather Bourbeau (916) 440-7259
Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state public health officer, today warned consumers not to eat four types of candy imported from India. This warning comes after CDPH testing found unacceptable levels of lead. The candies are:
Consumers in possession of any of these candies should discard them immediately. Recent analysis by CDPH determined that Jyoti Indian Sweets Bonbons Indiens Sugar Rewdi candy contained as much as 0.13 parts per million (ppm) of lead. Hans Sugar Rewari candy contained as much as 0.33 ppm. Punjab Bazaar Rewari Gur Jaggery and Punjab Bazaar Sweet Rewdi candies contained as much as 0.69 and 0.31 ppm, respectively. California considers candies with lead levels in excess of 0.10 ppm to be contaminated.
All of these candies are flat, light brown, oval-shaped and contain seeds.
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