SACRAMENTO - Health officials are warning consumers not to eat a certain brand of dried mango candy after tests revealed it contained high levels of lead.An analysis of the candy by the California Department of Public Health found the food to have as much as 0.29 parts per million of lead. California considers candies with lead levels in excess of 0.10 ppm to be contaminated. The mango is sold in 5.25 ounce clear plastic containers with red tops. The container is about 5 1/2 inches tall and has a white label with a red rectangle containing the words "Food World." Pregnant women and children who have consumed the candy should consult a physician to determine if medical testing is needed.
********** Published: July 22, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 14