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by Wendy Stackhouse · August 29, 2012

Red Vines Black Licorice Recalled for Lead

There are, unfortunately, still plenty of places to find lead in our environment:

But you would think that we wouldn't have to worry about food, right? No one would put lead in food!

It was reported last week in the Los Angeles Times that Red Vines Black Licorice candy was tested and found to contain high lead levels, levels twice as high as allowed. Sigh. Why is any lead allowed?

Bags of Black Licorice Twists labeled "Best Before 020413" have been recalled for containing 13.2 micrograms of lead per serving. Children under 6 should not have more than 6 micrograms per day, if any.

If you have any of this candy in your home, DO NOT EAT IT. Throw it away. It is especially dangerous for children and pregnant women. If you want to talk to someone at the manufacturer, call (866) 442-2783.

At Alliance Environmental Group, we are proud of our lead paint removal projects and our continuing commitment to ending the danger of lead poisoning from paint in California. Call us if you need lead paint removal services, before you or someone you love gets sick from lead.


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