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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:

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Item NumberPicturesDescriptionUPCCode (first 3 digits)
10188298See image belowSTARBURST® Gummies Original Share Size 3.5oz10022000253092136, 139, 140
10195414
10220867
See image belowSTARBURST® Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8oz10022000253818
00022000284648
10188301See image belowSTARBURST® Gummies Sours Share Size 3.5oz10022000253122134,135, 137-142
10195413
10220796
10195750
See image belowSTARBURST® Gummies Sours Peg Pack 5.8oz10022000253801
00022000284617
10022000259384
134,135, 137-142
10220865See image belowSTARBURST® Gummies Sour Berries Peg Pack 5.8oz00022000284624135, 138, 139
10222236
10136761
10222238
See image belowLIFE SAVERS® Gummies Five Flavor Peg Pack 7.0oz, 3.22oz10022000285277
10019000083422
10022000285291
136, 139
10081699
10195012
See image belowLIFE SAVERS® Wild Berries Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz10019000083446
10022000244502
136 – 138, 140, 147, 149 - 152
10195000
10195014
10095001
See image belowLIFE SAVERS® Sour Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz, 180g10022000242058
10022000244533
00019000170491
132-134, 139-140, 144-147, 149, 151, 152, 201
10224068
10228324
10229828
See image belowSKITTLES® Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz10022000285956
00022000286727
10022000287363
139 - 218
10229823
10230187
See image belowSKITTLES® Gummies Original Stand Up Pouch 12oz10022000287325
00022000287434
139 - 218
10224070
10228325
10229830
See image belowSKITTLES® Wild Berry Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz10022000285970
00022000286734
10022000287387
138 - 218
10229825
10230290
See image belowSKITTLES® Gummies Wild Berry Stand Up Pouch 12oz10022000287349
00022000287441
138 - 218
10240169
10242246
10240168
See image belowSKITTLES® Sour Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz10022000289749
00022000291073
00022000289735
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.

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