A&E Corrales LLC of Seattle, WA, is recalling Saladitos Dried Salted Plums With Chili because of lead contamination.

Several other companies are recalling dried plums with and without chili because of lead contamination. For information visit the Food Safety News home page.

The affected A&E Corrales product was distributed nationwide through distributors to retail stores, and via online orders on Amazon and through the company’s website at spiceandchili.wazala.com from Aug. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021.

The impacted Saladitos Dried Salted Plums With Chili product has net weight of 16 ounces with UPC # 0661799748162 printed on the packages, according to the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased this product are advised to dispose of it or return to A&E Corrales LLC, P.O. Box 78531, Seattle, WA 98178. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers with questions can contact dakarillc@yahoo.com.

About lead poisoning
Lead is a toxic substance present in our environment in small amounts and everyone is exposed to some lead from daily actions such as inhaling dust, eating food, or drinking water. Exposure to larger amounts of lead can cause lead poisoning. While lead can affect nearly every bodily system, its effects depend upon the amount of and duration of lead exposure and age of the person exposed.

Symptoms can include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, weakness, behavior or mood changes, delirium, seizures, and coma. However, infants, young children and the developing fetus can be affected by chronic exposure to amounts of lead that may not result in obvious symptoms of lead poisoning. A child with lead poisoning may not look or act sick. Lead poising in children can cause: learning disabilities, developmental delays, and lower IQ scores.

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