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Lead in Candies

by Rathi Manohar on March 31, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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 Lead in Candies

Circle City Marketing and Distributing, operating under the name Candy Dynamics in Indianapolis, Ind., has voluntarily recalled its products  due to elevated levels of lead.

"Toxic Waste", a bubble gum, imported from Pakistan has been reported to contain lead levels of 0.189 parts per million (ppm), above the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tolerance level of 0.1 ppm.


The product had been distributed all over the country in retail stores and through mail orders and is said to have been distributed in limited quantities in Canada and Switzerland.  

The company has reported that it is sending recall notices to direct customers and it's advising anyone in possession of the recalled product to contact the company for information on getting it destroyed.

The pellets were also found to contain 6% uranium by Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab geoscientist, Leuren Moret. The candies resemble uranium fuel pellets from a nuclear power plant.

The report reveals that lead levels above the FDA tolerance level could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children and pregnant women.

Source: Medindia
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