Malaysian Manufactured Toffee Containing High Levels Of Lead Recalled In The U.S.
“Lead is toxic to humans, especially infants, young children and developing fetuses, and can result in learning disabilities and behavioral disorders that could last a lifetime,” said Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Hugh Stallworth.
Consumers in possession of either product should discard the candy. Pregnant women and parents of children who may have consumed this candy should consult their health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed.
Ego Hao Jin Bang candy, manufactured by Kee Wee Hup Kee Food Manufacture in Malaysia, is a brown-colored candy, approximately 1 ½” long by ¾” in diameter, individually wrapped in purple-reddish foil with silver ends. Approximately 45 of the foil-wrapped candies are packed into a clear plastic 4.2-ounce bag with the word EGO in pink letters in the top left corner. The words “Ego Hao Jin Bang” are printed toward the lower middle of the bag in black letters.
Recent analysis of these candies by CDPH determined that Ego Hao Jin Bang candy contained as much as 0.73 ppm of lead. California considers candies with lead levels in excess of 0.10 ppm to be contaminated. (The Salinas Californian)
***** Readers of this blog kindly take care to avoid this and similar products in future. And do inform your friends and family. Better safe than sorry.
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