Lead found in Red Vine Black Licorice
August 23, 2012
Company officials identified the product as having a “best before” date of Feb. 4, 2013. Those in possession of the candy are asked to throw it away.
The California Department of Public Health notified Red Vine Co. that a check of the candy identified it as having as much as .33 parts per million of lead, which equates to 13.2 micrograms of lead per serving. Health official recommend children and pregnant women who may have eaten this candy consult their health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed.
“Safety is the number one priority for our company. We are taking every possible precautionary step to make this situation right, including working diligently with our retailers and public health officials in an effort to keep all Red Vines consumers as safe as possible,” the company said in a statement.