California consumers were warned on Monday not to eat three varieties of Santos brand candies imported from India after tests found they contained lead levels in excess of state and federal standards. The three candies are:

  • Santos Rewadi Gur (7 and 14 ounce packages)
  • Santos Sugar Rewadi (2 lb. package)
  • Santos Sesame Candy (2 lb. package)

Tests by the California Department of Public Health found that some of the candies contained as much as 0.31 parts per million (ppm) of lead. Both California and federal FDA recommendations set a maximum lead limit of 0.1 ppm in candy. The products were imported and distributed by Santos, Inc., of San Leandro, CA.