Health Dept. warns of lead in Taiwan candy

July 23, 2012 4:22:36 PM PDT
The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat gold plum candy imported from Taiwan. Tests conducted by the state found the candy contains dangerous levels of lead.

Gold plum candy is sold in a 6-ounce package that has black, gold, green and orange stripes at the top and bottom. The individually wrapped candy has various Asian characters on the wrapping.

The health department is working with the distributor to get the product off the shelves. Consumers in possession of the candy should discard it immediately.

"You can certainly try and take it back to the store where you purchased it. Most stores are pretty good about giving you back your money that you purchased the product with if it is under recall," said Patrick Kennelly from the California Department of Public Health.

The candy was sold at small Asian and ethnic markets throughout the state.

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