California Department of Public Health (CDPH) placed a recall on one pound (16oz.) bags of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists on August 22, 2012. The recall was due to high levels of lead on the candy after conducting labs tests.
According to Red Vines blog post, the initial recall was only on the production of the one pound bag of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists labeled with “Best Before Date” of 020413. The candy company has asked consumers not to eat this particular date of pre-packaged candy. The candy maker which located in Union City near San Francisco also asked consumers to return the candy at the location where they had purchased as they will receive a full refund.
After further examination of other products, CDPH has placed another recall on other candy products this weekend. According to sfgate.com, California regulators have asked Red Vines to stop selling Black Licorice Twists, Family Mix, Mixed Bites and Snaps. The latest recall also due to high levels of lead which regulators believe has exceeded California’s standards.
(Image: Red Vines Black Licorice Twists)