Tasty but deadly

Many types of imported fried fruits countries have been found to contain high levels of lead

Tasty but deadly

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Lead also poses risks to pregnant women and infants.

Malaysia’s move to bar the 18 brands of dried fruits comes in the wake of last

Friday’s move by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)

advisory against eating dried fruits imported from Asia.

Testing results in Texas found that dried plums and products containing dried

plums contained lead as much as 300 times the acceptable level.

The FDA doe not have lead limits specifically for prunes, but the Centre for

Disease Control and Prevention has advised avoiding consumption of any

amount of lead.

The warning, however, did not apply to prunes from the US .

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