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California Warns Consumers Against Brand of Mexican Candy

State health officials warned consumers Tuesday against eating a type of tamarind-flavored Mexican candy produced under the name de la Rosa Pulparindo that was found to contain dangerous levels of lea

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- State health officials warned consumers Tuesday against eating a type of tamarind-flavored Mexican candy produced under the name de la Rosa Pulparindo that was found to contain dangerous levels of lead.

The California Department of Public Health says that the "Extra Hot and Salted" variety of the Pulparindo candy sold in red wrappers and boxes could pose health concerns.

State inspectors found the sweets were contaminated excess amounts of lead and could be dangerous for infants, small children and pregnant women.

Fresno-based Marquez Brothers International and Hayward-based Dul-Mex Guadalajara both have recalled shipments they received from their Mexican supplier.