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Chinese candy recalled due to high lead levels

Union City distribution center pulling back Jigong Chayote labeled product

The California Department of Public Health has warned consumers not to eat an imported Chinese candy called Jigong Chayote after it was found to have unsafe levels of lead.

Recent tests found 0.68 parts per million of lead, and candies with more than 0.10 ppm are considered contaminated, the CDPH said. Jigong Chayote's Union City distributor, King Wai Trading Center, has voluntarily recalled the candy.

The CDPH said pregnant women and children who might have eaten the candy should see a doctor to determine if they need lead testing.

The candy's packaging has a gold colored lid with a picture of a warrior, Chinese symbols and orange fruit. "Jigong" is printed in green on a black background.

Anyone who finds the Jigong Chayote candy for sale can call the CDPH complaint hotlines at (800) 495-3232.

Janna Brancolini, Bay City News

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Posted by Sachiko
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

It's best not to purchase any food products made in China.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 25, 2009 at 11:49 am

Nothing? Tell that to thousands and thousands of Chinatown merchants nationwide, you'll start a riot!


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Posted by led zep
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 26, 2009 at 5:18 pm

> Nothing? Tell that to thousands and thousands of Chinatown merchants nationwide, you'll start a riot!

You're right.. let's ingest whatever anyone has for sale as long as it's cheap and keep the chinatown merchants happy.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 26, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Web Link LEAD IN LIPSTICK!

Also, FDA finds toxins in Halloween candy made in USA!

Signed,

Sachiko


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 26, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Lead in lipstick! Web Link can it cause lip cancer?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 26, 2009 at 6:30 pm

LEAD found in many xmas decorations!!!! Web Link


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm

I'm with Sachiko. It is best not to purchase ANY food products from China. After living there for a few years, it was quite clear that their own citizens could not feel safe from production hazards, and we are no better.

One should check all producers of products, however, the likelyhood of products from China meeting our standards is minimal compared to our own.

Buy AMERICAN! :) Duh!


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Posted by me
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 1, 2009 at 8:27 pm

My son, 7 years old, said upon receiving a yoyo for Halloween,"Mom, I have to be careful playing with this because it was made in China. Stuff made in China falls apart easily."

I think we should tax the crap out of imports from overseas. Candy and junk food should just be banned altogether.
We do enough damage to ourselves, thank-you.


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Posted by Terri
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Nov 2, 2009 at 10:54 pm

FDA needs to step in and ban edibles from import. We had standards for our own companies. We need to be at least as tough on imports.


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