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Chulada, Inc. Announces Recall of Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder)

 

Company Contact: 
Rey Sanchez, Operations Manager 
818-841-0506

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 11, 2009 – Chulada, Inc. of Burbank, CA is recalling all Chulada Brand Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder) due to elevated levels of lead.

Chulada, Inc. learned on 6/10/09 from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), that Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder) contains high levels of lead that could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women.  Chulada, Inc. immediately segregated its entire Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder)inventory and is notifying consumers and customers not to consume this product.

Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder) are dried, salted plums that are coated in red chile powder. The plums are salty and spicy hot in flavor. The salted plums are sold in ¼ oz and 1 oz packages.

Recent analysis of Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder) by CDPH found that the product contained lead levels as high as 1.4 parts per million (ppm).  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that children under age 6 should consume on average no more than 6.0 micrograms of lead each day from all food sources.   A young child eating this product could easily ingest more than 3 times their tolerable daily intake for lead.

Chulada, Inc. wants to ensure its products are safe.  Consequently, in addition to its ongoing cooperation with the CDPH, Chulada, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder) from all of its customers.  Consumers in possession of Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder) should not eat the product and should return the product to the place of purchase.

Pregnant women and parents of children who may have consumed any Saladitos c/ Chile (Salted Plum w/ Chile Powder) should consult with their physician or health care provider to determine whether further medical testing is required.  For more information about lead poisoning, parents and caretakers should contact their local childhood lead poisoning prevention program or local public health department.

Chulada, Inc. will be sending recall notices to all of its direct customers.  Please call Rey Sanchez  at 818-841-0506 for further information.  

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