November 7, Food Safety News – (California; New York) Imported dried fruits recalled for high lead levels.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) warned consumers November 7 not to eat five different dried plum and prune products because they may contain dangerous levels of lead. Tests revealed illegal concentrations of lead, all of which were imported by California companies from either Hong Kong or Taiwan. Products subject to this recall are: Dried Plum, imported from Hong Kong by T&H Trading Co/Rong Tan Kwok Yu, Inc., of Oakland, California; Sweet and Soure Prune, imported from Taiwan by CHO Fuku Group (USA), Inc., El Monte, California; Ching Ling Dried Prune, imported from Taiwan by Tiffany Food Company of New York; Preserved Plum, imported from China by K.Y.L. Trading Co, Inc., of Brisbane, California; Dried Red Prune, imported from Taiwan by Richen Trading of Alhambra, California. Pregnant women or children who may have consumed these dried fruits should visit a healthcare professional in case medical testing is needed.