Malaysian candy removed from Singapore store shelves

Other News Materials 7 August 2008 06:48 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - A Malaysian candy has been pulled from store shelves in Singapore after California health authorities found it contained traces of lead, news reports said Thursday.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has instructed all importers and retailers to remove the candy from sale.

California's Department of Public Health issued a warning Monday after analysis revealed that the Ego Hao Jin Bang candy was contaminated, The Straits Times said.

The Kee Wee Hup Kee Food manufacturer in Johor said the company stopped producing the candy.

AVA advised consumers who have purchased it to throw the product away.