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Allergen Alert: ‘Gluten Free’ Candy With Wheat

Jelly Belly Candy Co. of Fairfield, CA has recalled Peter Rabbit Deluxe Easter Mix “Gluten Free” candies because the malted milk balls may contain wheat. The recall is for 2.7 oz. bags with UPC 071567992794; Lot codes 111111, 111215, and 120120; best before January 11, 2013, February 15, 2013 and March 20, 2013 respectively. The… Continue Reading

Allergen Alert: Bridge Mix in Chocolate Raisin Packaging

Walgreen Co. is recalling certain lots of packages with chocolate-covered raisin labels  because they may instead contain bridge mix, which includes peanuts, almonds and soy, allergens not listed as ingredients. After receiving a consumer complaint of an allergic reaction, Walgreen said it learned that the product manufacturer, GKI Foods of Brighton, MI, had mistakenly packaged… Continue Reading

Allergen Alert: Sulfites in Apricot Candies

U.B.C Food Distributors of Dearborn, MI is recalling Baraka Apricot Candies imported from Lebanon because they contain undeclared sulfites as preservatives. According to the recall alert, the state of New York found high sulfite levels in the candies during routine product sampling. The company said they sulfites were not listed on the label due to… Continue Reading

Imported Candies Recalled in California

A California company is recalling candies imported from India because they contain unsafe levels of lead.   Bavan Food Company, based in Sacramento, issued a recall of its Sugar Rewari candy after tests by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) determined the candies contained as much as 1.2 parts per million of lead. California considers… Continue Reading

No, You Can’t Claim Candy is Good For You!

Baltimore’s Goetze’s Candy is making a nutritional claim it cannot back up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration charged in a March 4 warning letter to the company. Those delectable Goetz’s Caramel Cream Double Chocolates in the 9-ounce package should not make the claim on the label that they are “Fortified With Calcium,”  FDA said…. Continue Reading

Company Halts Sale of ‘Nuclear Sludge’ Candy

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… Continue Reading