Check Your Cupboards: Massive Candy Recall Issued in Minnesota
The FDA has just issued another food recall for Minnesota, and this one includes three kinds of popular candy.
I'm trying to remember the last time I'd heard about a food recall that involved candy. It sounds kind of crazy, doesn't it? I mean, product recalls involving fresh produce or meat that is contaminated seem much more common. But candy? How can candy be contaminated?
Well, according to this latest release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), three brands of gummies are being recalled "due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag," the FDA noted.
The recall applies to SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies and is being voluntarily issued by the company, Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC.
The FDA said the affected packaging will contain 10-digit manufacturing code; the first three digits in this code will indicate implicated product as described in the table below:
|Item Number||Pictures||Description||UPC||Code (first 3 digits)|
|10188298||See image below||STARBURST® Gummies Original Share Size 3.5oz||10022000253092||136, 139, 140|
|See image below||STARBURST® Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8oz||10022000253818|
|10188301||See image below||STARBURST® Gummies Sours Share Size 3.5oz||10022000253122||134,135, 137-142|
|See image below||STARBURST® Gummies Sours Peg Pack 5.8oz||10022000253801|
|10220865||See image below||STARBURST® Gummies Sour Berries Peg Pack 5.8oz||00022000284624||135, 138, 139|
|See image below||LIFE SAVERS® Gummies Five Flavor Peg Pack 7.0oz, 3.22oz||10022000285277|
|See image below||LIFE SAVERS® Wild Berries Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz||10019000083446|
|136 – 138, 140, 147, 149 - 152|
|See image below||LIFE SAVERS® Sour Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz, 180g||10022000242058|
|132-134, 139-140, 144-147, 149, 151, 152, 201|
|See image below||SKITTLES® Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz||10022000285956|
|139 - 218|
|See image below||SKITTLES® Gummies Original Stand Up Pouch 12oz||10022000287325|
|139 - 218|
|See image below||SKITTLES® Wild Berry Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz||10022000285970|
|138 - 218|
|See image below||SKITTLES® Gummies Wild Berry Stand Up Pouch 12oz||10022000287349|
|138 - 218|
|See image below||SKITTLES® Sour Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz||10022000289749|
|204 - 218|
The FDA released explained why, noting: "We received reports from consumers alerting us to this matter and are not aware of any illnesses to date," it said late Friday. It also said that the manufacturer is working with retailers to pull any affected products from store shelves. If you think you've already purchased a recalled item, you should throw it away and not eat it.
You can get more information by contacting the company by calling 1-800-651-2564 or by visiting https://www.mars.com/contact-us.