Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Not just China anymore

Mexico too:
It is being reported that a type of Mexican candy is being recalled throughout Texas.

According to state health officials, the syrup candy was found to contain high levels of lead, which can be very dangerous if ingested in higher than recommended levels.

San Antonio-based Villa-Mex Imports Inc. is asking any consumer who may have purchased the candy to throw it away immediately. It was sold in retail stores state wide.

The candy in question resembles dark brown syrup sold as "Barrilito" _ named for its little glass barrels with bright yellow labels.
Via Strange in San Antonio.


  1. Lead barrels filled with antifreeze syrup. mmmm!

  2. This is why I try as much as possible to buy American and not from thrid world governments like Mexico or China.