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Public Alert No: 015/2022 – Recall Of All Lots Of Tolteca Saladitos (Dried Salted Plums) And Tolteca Saladitos Con Chile Y Limon ( Dried Plums With Chili & Lemon) By Candies Tolteca Of Fresno, California USA Due To Potential Lead Contamination

March 16, 2022,

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)  has received information from US FDA on the voluntary recall of all lots of Tolteca Saladitos (Dried Salted Plums) and Tolteca Saladitos con Chile y Limon (Dried Plums with Chili & Lemon) manufactured by Tolteca of Fresno, California due to potential contamination with lead. 

The affected products were sold and/or distributed in California, Nevada & Utah through Independent Distributors and company Route Sales Representatives.  However, there has been no reports of illnesses to date.

BACKGROUND:

Lead is a toxic substance present in our environment in small amounts and everyone is exposed to some lead from daily actions such as inhaling dust, eating food, or drinking water. Exposure to larger amounts of lead can cause lead poisoning. While lead can affect nearly every bodily system, its effects depend upon the amount of and duration of lead exposure and age of the person exposed.

Symptoms can include abdominal pain, vomiting, lethargy, irritability, weakness, behavior or mood changes, delirium, seizures, and coma. However, infants, young children and the developing fetus can be affected by chronic exposure to amounts of lead that may not result in obvious symptoms of lead poisoning. A child with lead poisoning may not look or act sick. Lead poising in children can cause learning disabilities, developmental delays, and lower IQ scores.

Recalled Product details:

Both Saladitos items come in 1.5 oz portions (42.5g) packaged in a clear cellophane bag approximately (4” x 8”).  

Item Description UPC Batch/Lot No Best By Date
Tolteca Saladitos (Dried Salted Plums) 704927600694.   All Not specified
Tolteca Saladitos con Chile y Limon (Dried Plums with Chili and lemon) 704927600700. All Not specified

Recommendation:

Consumers who have consumed this product and are experiencing any of the   symptoms listed above should report to their physician for examination.

NAFDAC implores importers, distributors, retailers and the public to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid consumption, sale and distribution of the products  pictured above or report if found to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 or 0800-1-623322) TOLL FREE from all networks) or via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng or via eReporting platform available on the NAFDAC website www.nafdac.gov.ng

NAFDAC……..Customer-focused, Agency-minded!!!

Signed Management

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