A Malaysian manufactured candy that triggered health warning in the US recently, following report it contains high level of lead was not sold locally according to Health Minister today.
“Investigations by the Ministry has confirmed that the product is not being sold in the local market.
“We have also been told that the US importer has voluntarily recalled the product after it was outlawed by the CDPH,” Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said, The Star reports.
California health officials on Saturday, issued warning to consumers to avoid Cocon Grape Gummy 100 percent candy, as it was found to contain up to .19 parts per million of lead — nearly twice the California limit.
The candy was manufactured in Malaysia and distributed by U-Can Food Trading, a Los Angeles company that’s begun a voluntarily recall.
Consumers who bought the candy are being urged to throw it away.
Health department spokesman Al Lundeen says no illnesses have been reported. However, children and pregnant women who ate the candy are being urged to consult doctors to determine if they should be tested.