I’ll Take My Licorice Unleaded Please, FDA Alert American Licorice Company Recalling Black Licorice Twists–Discard a
Posted Aug 24 2012 8:42pm
I love this licorice and hopefully I am not poisoned as I ate a bunch of it a couple weeks ago so I assume I’m fine. The candy has elevated levels of lead and I am curious as to how it got there. Lead poisoning is hard to detect. At any rate, don’t eat the stuff and wait until a new batch comes out. Where’s those bar codes I say to identify them? Maybe one of these days we might get there. BD
American Licorice Company is recalling the 16 oz. bags of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists. The recall is due to the discovery of elevated levels of lead contained in the licorice. The one pound bags are affected by this recall. American Licorice is notifying consumers and customers to discard this product and to not consume.
Lead poisoning can be hard to detect — even people who seem healthy can have high blood levels of lead. Signs and symptoms usually don't appear until dangerous amounts have accumulated.
Pregnant women and those with children who may have consumed this candy should consult with their physician or health care provider. This may help determine whether further medical testing is required. For more information about lead poisoning contact your local childhood lead poisoning prevention program or local public health department.
For further questions regarding this product contact American Licorice Consumer Support at 886-442-2783 for further information.