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Imported Candies With Too Much Lead

Three candies are being recalled after tests conducted by the California Department of Public Health found they exceed California standards for lead.

The recalled candies are:

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– Chef’s Pride Rewadi Candy imported from Pakistan and packaged in a 7 oz. semi-round, clear plastic container with a red twist-off lid. The front label is light brown with a green border. The oval-shaped candy is light brown and coated with sesame seeds.

– Shah’s Deer Brand Revdi (Sesame Candy) imported from India

– Shah’s Deer Brand Revdi (Gud) (Sesame Candy) imported from India 

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Shah’s Deer Brand Revdi (Sesame Candy) and Shah’s Deer Brand Revdi (Gud) (Sesame Candy) are packaged in 14 oz. clear plastic bags. Near the top of the package is an orange circle containing a white deer.  

Chef’s Pride Rewadi Candy was distributed by R&R Importers in Montclair, CA. The two Shah’s Deer Brand candies were distributed by Shah Distributors in Gardena, CA.  

Recent chemical analysis by CDPH showed Chef’s Pride Rewadi Candy, Shah’s Deer Brand Revdi (Sesame Candy) and Shah’s Deer Brand Revdi (Gud) (Sesame Candy) contained as much as 0.12, 0.40, and 0.35 parts per million of lead, respectively. California considers candies with lead levels in excess of 0.10 parts per million to be contaminated. 

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