Vagabundo Paletas Candy from Mexico contains Excessive amounts of Lead

Vagabundo Paletas Candy recall - CDPH

(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Public Health warned consumers that the Vagabundo Paletas Candy that is imported from Mexico contains excessive amounts of lead. The limit set by the state of California for lead in food is 0.10 parts per million, the candy tested at 0.61 parts per million for lead.

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the CDPH and the state health officer, warned consumers not to eat the candy because of the risk of lead exposure.

Crown Wholesale located in Paramount, California imports the Vagabundo Paletas candy from Mexico. The company begun a voluntary recall and is working with the CDPH to work on removing all of the candy from being sold to consumers.

The candy is sold in 453 gram plastic packaging with the name Vagubundo Paletas candy printed in yellow and red letters. There is man wearing a red jacket, purple pants, and a purple hat that is shown walking on railroad tracks. Instead of a hobo bag, the man is carrying a giant red lollipop. There is also a brown dog walking alongside him.

Consumers who have the recalled candy should stop eating it and dispose of it.

Pregnant women and children may need to consult with a medical doctor to determine if lead testing is needed.

By: Marsha Quinn
Health Reporter

ref: CDPH

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