Candies Tolteca of Fresno, California is recalling all 1.5 oz packages of Saladitos (Salted Dried Plums) and all 1.5 oz packages of Saladitos con Chile y Limon (Dried Plums with Chili & Lemon) because it has the potential to be contaminated with lead.
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.
Saladito products were sold and/or distributed in California, Nevada & Utah through Independent Distributors and company Route Sales Representatives who in turn, sold to many retail stores, including Supermarkets, Gas Stations and Convenient Stores.
Both Saladitos items come in 1.5 oz portions packaged in a clear cellophane bag approximately (4” x 8”). The name SALADITOS (Salted Dried Plums) appears on a Blue TOLTECA brand label and identified with UPC Code 704927600694. The SALADITOS CON CHILE Y LIMON, (Dried Plums with Chili & Lemon) appear on a Green TOLTECA brand label and identified with UPC Code 704927600700.
NO ILLNESSES HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO DATE.
The company has discontinued its sale(s) of the SALADITOS (Salted Dried Plums) and SALADITOS CON CHILE Y LIMON, (Dried Plums with Chili & Lemon) indefinitely.
This recall was initiated after the California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued the public notice and the company is working closely with its Route Sales Representatives and Independent Distributors to eliminate the Saladito item(s) from the reach of consumers in all three states. Said endeavor is made with the knowledge of the California Department of Public Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Environmental Health Department of Washoe County Health District.
Consumers with questions may contact Candies Tolteca at (559) 266-9193 or Toll Free (866) 865-8322 Monday thru Friday between 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm Pacific Time.
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As published on Healthyexaminer.com.