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Health Advisory

Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit http://www.baaqmd.gov/

Lead Poisoning Recalls & Warnings for Food Products


California Department of Public Health warnings

CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Bee Brand Sunny Day Gummies and Bavan Mix Goli Candy (12-1-2011)
CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Bavan Brand Candies from India (6-30-2011)
B&M, Inc. Conducts Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 6 Lot Numbers of Archer Farms Ground Turmeric Due to Excessive Lead Levels (4-15-2011)
CDPH Warns: Don't Eat Certain Bavan Brand Candies (1-28-2011)
CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat BAVAN Brand Sugar Reori Candy Imported from India (12-29-2010)
CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Ego Sour Plum Candy (11-3-2010)
CDPH: Don't Eat "Casa de Dulce Salted Plums w/ Chile" (10-29-2010)
CDPH Warns Not To Eat Candy El Pecas Plums (10-14-2010)
CDPH Warns Consumers Not To Eat "Ginger Candy" From China (09-21-2010)
CDPH Warns Consumers Not To Eat Flash Pop Candy Imported From China (06-25-2010)
Consumers Warned Not To Eat Hola Pop! La Original Lollipop Candy (05-02-2009)
Qi Cai Bang candy, imported from China | Mandarin (06-18-08)
Chaca Chaca Chacatrozo candy imported from Mexico | Spanish (04-17-08)
Chewing gum included in the Dulces Yosi MEGAPACK, imported from Mexico | Spanish (03-27-08)
Tamanlorin Tamarind Candy and BarriChicle Mini Chewing Gum, imported from Mexico | Spanish (03-11-2008)
Bibi Rainbow chewing gum, Tamanzela candies, and Tarritos candies, imported from Mexico | Spanish (02-06-2008)
INDY Mini Dedos Spicy & Sour candy, imported from Mexico | Spanish (01-18-2008)
JOVY Shaiky Pop tamarind lollipops and INDY Cerrillos spicy and sour lollipops - watermelon flavor, imported from Mexico | Spanish (09-07-2007)
INDY Dedos spicy and sour candy, imported from Mexico | Spanish (8-31-2007)
Barrilito and Miguelito candies, imported from Mexico | Spanish (8-22-2007)
De La Rosa Pulparindo candy: English | Spanish | Photos (PDF) (7-20-2007)

FDA recalls and other food-related links

FDA recall of Dagoba organic chocolate (3-2006)
A series of investigative reports done by the Orange County Register