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Lead warning issued by state Department of Public Health for some dried plum products

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The California Department of Public Health warns against eating eight specific types of dried plum products (also known as Saladitos) imported from China and Taiwan.

Tests conducted by CDPH found unacceptable levels of lead. Consumers in possession of these specific types of Saladitos should discard the products immediately. 

Recent chemical analysis by CDPH’s Food and Drug Laboratory Branch determined that these Saladitos contained as much as 33.25 micrograms of lead per serving. Children under age 6 should not consume more than 3.0 micrograms of lead per day as a total from all dietary sources.

The affected Saladitos were sold at retail stores throughout California in late 2021 through early 2022. 

Product photos and descriptions can be found here: https://bit.ly/3gQkQ2R

Pregnant women and parents of children who may have consumed these Saladitos should consult their health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed. 

In response to the elevated levels of lead in these products, voluntary recall have been conducted by multiple firms in California and Washington. 

 

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