More Mexican candy recalled due to high lead levels

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

An El Paso distributor has voluntarily recalled another type of Mexican candy because of high lead levels.

Mexican Specialty Products El Loco, Inc., is recalling JOVY brand of Acirrico Sour and Hot Powder, manufactured by Procesadora de Alimentos Cale, S.A. de C.V.

The candy is made of orange grains, packaged in white plastic containers with a red, shaker-style lid. The label has red letters and a picture of a red chile above the product's name, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

DSHS tested the product and found it had lead levels from 0.2 to 0.4 parts per million. Levels above 0.1 parts per million are considered a health hazard by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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