High Lead Levels Lead to Recall of Chef’s Pride Candy

Posted on March 6, 2012

I have yet another recall to report to you today, this time on a candy product that has been imported from Pakistan.

Chef’s Pride Rewadi Candy has been recalled voluntarily by its Ontario based importer, R & R imports, because the product has been found to contain excessive levels of lead.  The product in question comes in 7 ounce jars that contain sesame seed candy that is both chewy and sweet.

Analysis of the item showed that lead levels reached .12 parts per million.  This would put the candy above the legal limit in California.  The importer has asked that all persons in possession of the item immediately return it to the place where he or she bought the candy.  Users are advised to not eat the product.

High levels of lead in the candy can lead to a host of health problems.  Of particular concern is the damage that can be done to pregnant women, infants, and children.

I sincerely hope as a San Francisco personal injury lawyer that nobody has an adverse reaction in conjunction with this product.  I’m glad to see a recall initiated, but I hope it isn’t too late.  As a personal injury lawyer in San Jose, I’ve seen a number of recalls that simply didn’t reach their intended audience in time.  This is why I believe it’s so important that consumers pay attention to recall information on a daily basis.

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