lead-poisoning.jpgThe California Department of Public Health (CDPH) warned consumers this week to discard any Cocon Grape Gummy 100% candy imported from Malaysia after testing revealed high levels of lead in the candy.  

According to a health department press release, the Cocon Grape Gummy Candy has been recalled by U-Can Food Trading in Los Angeles.  U-Can Food Trading imports and distributes the candy, which is produced by Cocon Food Industries in Malaysia.  

Analysis at a CDPH lab revealed that the candy contained as much as 0.19 parts per million (ppm) of lead.  California considers candies with lead levels in excess of 0.10 ppm to be contaminated.  

California health officials are encouraging consumers who find Cocon Grape Gummy 100% candy for sale to call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at (800) 495-3232.