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December 6, 2011 > Health Alert

Health Alert

Submitted By California Department of Public Health

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state public health officer, today warned consumers not to eat Bee Sunny Day Gummies candy imported from China and BAVAN Mix Goli candy imported from India after tests conducted by CDPH found unacceptable levels of lead.

Consumers in possession of these candies should discard immediately. Recent analysis of these candies by CDPH determined that Bee Sunny Day Gummies candy contained as much as 0.18 parts per million (ppm) of lead and BAVAN Mix Goli candy contained as much as 0.22 ppm of lead. California considers candies with lead levels in excess of 0.10 ppm to be contaminated.

Bee Sunny Day Gummies candy is sold in a 3.53 ounce (100 gram) package. The package is orange and yellow with orange writing stating, Sunny Day Gummies? on the front with pictures of various insects and flowers. The package contains 10 pieces of "gummie" candy each wrapped in plastic with the wording "Sunny Day Gummies?

Bavan Mix Goli candy is sold in a 14 ounce (400 gram) clear plastic package with an orange and white label. The candy is visible through the package. The candies are crescent-shaped and come in various colors (red, blue, green, yellow, orange, and white). The brand name BAVAN is at the top of the label and "Candy (Mix goli)" is in the middle of the label.

The distributors of these candies are working with CDPH to ensure the contaminated candies are removed from the marketplace. Consumers who find any of these candies for sale are encouraged to call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at 1-800-495-3232.

Pregnant women and parents of children who may have consumed this candy should consult their physician or health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed. For more information about lead poisoning, contact your county childhood lead poisoning prevention program or public health department. Additional information is available on the CDPH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Web page.

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