Friday, August 08, 2008

Traces Of Lead Found In Malaysian Candy

Got this from Malaysian Insider

California officials warn against Malaysian candy
SACRAMENTO, Aug 6 — California health officials have issued a warning about a brand of candy from Malaysia, saying it contains lead levels the state considers unsafe. The Department of Public Health says a recent analysis found that Ego Hao Jin Bang candy contained as much as 0.73 parts per million of lead. The state considers candy with lead levels of more than 0.10 parts per million to be contaminated. Lead can be particularly harmful for young children and developing fetuses, resulting in learning disabilities and behavioural disorders. — AP

Following the above news reports in California, this particular brand of candy has also been removed from store shelves in Singapore.

I’ve not seen this Ego Hao Jin Bang candy before but I remember seeing some products under this particular 'Ego' brand in some of the hypermarkets here. I'm not sure if anyone of you has seen this before. Anyway, when leads get into our body it is a poison and harms people. Even small amounts of it can be harmful. Young children also absorb lead more easily than adults. And I just wonder why there are traces of lead found in this nice-looking candy??


sue said...

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chooi peng said...

i read this news from paper too. but i think i never see this before here in malaysia

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