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Imported candy often contaminated with lead

October 27, 2017 from FoodSafetyNews:

"Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco and the California Department of Public Health recently published a study showing an increase in the amount of lead found in candy. The researchers found that almost all of the candy flagged for lead was imported."
"During the 14-year study period, state public health officials issued 164 health alerts for food contamination. Of these, 60 were lead-related and 55 of those were for imported food, mostly candy from Mexico at 34 percent, China at 24 percent), and India at 20 percent."
"Because the study is not comprehensive, the lead contamination in candy and other products on the market could actually be much higher than many realize."

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