Red Vines Black Licorice Recalled Because Of High Levels Of Lead

LOS ANGELES ( — One-pound bags of Red Vines Black Licorice are being recalled after the state Department of Health found they contained high levels of lead.

The affected bags Black Licorice Twists have a “Best Before Date” of 020413. American Licorice, the makers of Red Vines Black Licorice, say consumers can return the candy to their place of purchase for a full refund.

According to the California Department of Public Health, the candy contained as much as 0.33 parts per million of lead and could provide up to 13.2 micrograms of lead per serving.

Children under 6 years of age should not consume more than 6.0 micrograms of lead per day from all dietary sources, the department said.

Pregnant woman and children who may have eaten this candy should consult a doctor to determine if medical testing is needed.


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