California importer recalls Santos Rewadi Sugar candy from India due to lead contamination

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A Northern California importer and distributor is recalling a candy from India because it is contaminated with lead.

The California Department of Public Health says tests that it conducted show the Santos Rewadi Sugar candy contained levels of lead that exceed the state's standards.

Santos Inc. of San Leandro is recalling the candy and health officials say they're working with the company to remove the candies from stores.  

Health officials said the candy is sold in a seven-ounce (200g) package that is clear with a green and yellow border on each side with a red and white top banner that displays the brand name “Santos” written in yellow, and includes a picture of an elephant. The bottom of the package displays the name, weight and “product of India” in a yellow rectangle and red banner. 

Pregnant women and parents of children who may have eaten this candy should consult their physician or health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed. Consumers who find this candy for sale should call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at 800-495-3232. 

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