Mexican candy

Posted on December 1, 2005 

Mexican candy – a seemingly harmless indulgence – can contain a poison that is especially dangerous to children.

“These are kind of borderline levels that we’re seeing in the candy,” Terry Troxell, FDA’s director of the Office of Plant and Dairy Foods and Beverages, said in March. “You can imagine that if we took action you would hear from Mexico that we’re being too stringent.”…
More than 80 percent of the state and federal high test results show levels so dangerous that eating one piece could push a child past the FDA’s recommended daily limit for lead.”


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