Monday, March 28, 2011
Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some bubble gum due to elevated lead levels. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking grocery stores and food warehouses to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale. Here is the recall announcement from the company:
Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, IN, is issuing a voluntary recall of Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum, 3.2 oz (90 g) size, Lot #15070SC12. The product is imported from Pakistan.
A recent test performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has indicated that Lot #15070SC12 of the 3.2 oz. (90 g) size of the above-listed product contains elevated levels of lead (0.189 parts per million; the FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm) that potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children and pregnant women.
Out of abundance of caution, the company has determined to recall Lot #15070SC12, which was distributed from January 4, 2011 until March 18, 2011.
The product is identified as: Toxic Waste® Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum, (UPC 0 89894 31001 3), 3.2 oz (90 g) size, Lot #15070SC12 (the Lot # is located along the left side of the bag).
No other "Toxic Waste®" brand product or "Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum", besides Lot #15070SC12 is affected by this recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recalled Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product was also distributed in limited quantities into Canada and Switzerland.
The company will continue to sell Short Circuits™ Bubble Gum products in the U.S.
Candy Dynamics is sending recall notices to its direct customers. Anyone in possession of the recalled product should telephone the company for information on destruction of the product. Please call Eileen O’Neal at 317-228-5012 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm EST) for further information.