The Indiana company that recently recalled some of its impudently named Toxic Waste brand candy has discovered more lead in the product.
As a result, Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, is now recalling all of its Toxic Waste brand sour candies labeled as Nuclear Sludge, and discontinuing the sale of the products in the United States.
The candy with the nervy name is imported from Pakistan.
In a news release Friday, the company said further testing indicates that some of its smaller sized products also contain elevated levels of lead (0.101 to .311 parts per million; the U.S. regulated tolerance level is 0.1 ppm). Ingesting lead can cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.
On January 13, 2011, the company previously recalled all flavors of its Toxic Waste Brand Nuclear Sludge, net wt. 0.7 oz (20g) size candy. The company says it has now taken all of its candy labeled as “Nuclear Sludge” off the market.
The newest recall includes all lots and all flavors of the smaller sized product distributed from the product’s inception in May 2009 through January 2011.
The smaller sized products are identified as: Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Cherry (UPC 0 89894 81901 1), Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Green Apple (UPC 0 89894 81701 7), and Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Blue Raspberry (UPC 0 89894 81801 4).
Each individual piece has a net wt. of 0.3 oz (8 g) and was sold individually, as part of a ‘Party Bag’ or Membership kit, and packed in 30 ct., 80 ct., and 120 ct. bags and a 120 ct. fishbowl.
The company said no other “Toxic Waste®” brand product, besides those labeled “Nuclear Sludge®” is affected by this recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the elevated lead levels.
The recalled recalled Nuclear Sludge candy was distributed nationwide in retail stores and via mail order. The product was also distributed in Canada and in limited quantities in Guatemala, Ireland, Jordan, Korea, Mexico and El Salvador.
Candy Dynamics said it is sending recall notices to its direct customers. Anyone in possession of the recalled product should telephone the company for information on destruction of the product. Call Eileen O’Neal at 317-228-5012 (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST) for further information.© Food Safety News