CDPH WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO EAT BAVAN BRAND SUGAR REORI CANDY IMPORTED FROM INDIA
Posted Dec 29 2010 10:36am
Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat BAVAN Brand Sugar Reori candy imported from India after tests conducted by CDPH found unacceptable levels of lead.Consumers in possession of this candy should discard it immediately.
BAVAN Brand Sugar Reori candy is imported and distributed by Bavan Food Company in Sacramento. BAVAN is currently working with the distributor to ensure that the contaminated candies are removed from the marketplace. Recent chemical analysis of this candy by CDPH determined that BAVAN is contained as much as 0.26 parts per million (ppm) of lead. California considers candies with lead levels in excess of 0.10 ppm to be contaminated.
BAVAN Brand Sugar Reori candy is sold in a 14-ounce, clear plastic bag, with the light brown, flat or oval shaped candy visible through the package.The label is orange and white with the words “BAVAN Brand - Sugar Reori (“Round or Flat”) printed in black ink.The label states “Net weight 14oz (400gm) when packed.”
Pregnant women and parents of children who may have consumed this candy should consult their physician or health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed. Consumers who find BAVAN candy for sale are encouraged to call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at 1-800-495-3232.