Red Vines Black Licorice Candy Recalled For Toxic Lead Content
The state’s top health officer warned consumers Wednesday against eating a black licorice candy produced in the East Bay that could lead to consumption of twice the recommended childhood daily limit of the toxic metal.
One lot of the candy, Red Vines Black Licorice Twists, had a lead level exceeding the state’s standards, and consumers should discard it immediately, said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health. The candy bag label is marked a with ‘Best Before 020413′ (Feb. 4, 2013) label.
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