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September 24, 2013 > Consumers warned about sugar candy Imported from India

Consumers warned about sugar candy Imported from India

Submitted By Anita Gore/Heather Bourbeau

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, sent a warning September 13, 2013 to consumers not to eat Santos Rewadi Sugar candy, batch number 12/030, imported from India after tests conducted by CDPH found the product contained levels of lead that exceeded the stateÕs standards. Consumers in possession of the candy should discard it immediately.

Santos Rewadi Sugar candy product is sold in a seven-ounce (200g) package that is clear with a green and yellow border on each side with a red and white top banner that displays the brand name ÒSantosÓ written in yellow, and includes a picture of an elephant. The bottom of the package displays the name, weight and Òproduct of IndiaÓ in a yellow rectangle and red banner.

Pregnant women and parents of children who may have eaten this candy should consult their physician or health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed. Consumers who find this candy for sale should call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at 1800-495-3232.

For more information about lead poisoning, contact your county childhood lead poisoning prevention program or public health department. Additional information is available at www.cdph.ca.gov on the CDPH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention page.

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