Published 12:00 am PDT Saturday, October 4, 2008
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State officials Friday warned consumers not to eat a Chinese-made candy because it is contaminated with lead.
Hawthorn Candy comes in a 250-gram package with about 75 candies. The package and the individual candy wrappers are decorated with Chinese characters.
State testing found Hawthorn Candy contained up to twice the allowable level of lead. The candy is distributed by Next Generation Products Inc. in Rosemead.
State officials are working with the distributor to remove the contaminated candies from store shelves, according to a news release.
Anyone who finds Hawthorn Candy for sale is encouraged to call the state Department of Public Health at (800) 495-3232.
– Jim Downing