Six Companies (Nestlé®, Hershey, Colombina, Anhing Corp., Cocon Food Industries and Chula Vista Candy Companies) have issued recalls on Halloween candy for a variety of reasons ranging from the discovery of peanuts to high levels of lead found in the candies.
Nestlé® – RAISINETS® (Made in U.S.A.)
Nestlé® has issued a voluntary recall of its Nestlé® RAISINETS® Fun Size Bags (10oz) with a production code of 02015748/UPC number 2800010255, after three complaints were made from customers finding peanuts. People with allergies or serious sensitivities to peanuts could have a severe allergic reaction if they consume the products. Consumers are being urged to contact Nestlé Consumer Services directly at 1-800-478-5670 for a full refund and discard any remaining packages.
Hershey – York Pieces (Made in U.S.A.)
Hershey has issued a voluntary recall of their 5 oz bag of bite size York Pieces, due to the possibility that small pieces of metal may be found in the product. The affected items have the UPC 34000-11435-000 and production code beginning with the characters 27 or 28. Consumers who have purchased the item in question should contact Hershey Consumer Relations at 1-800-468-1714.
Colombina U.S.A. – Mega Pops Lollipops (Imported from Colombia)
Colombina U.S.A. has issued a voluntary recall of Mega Pops lollipops as they may contain traces of foreign particles and metals. The lollipops come in 14-ounce and 28-ounce cellophane bags containing watermelon, cherry, orange and grape flavored pops. Affected Mega Pops contain UPC Code numbers 0 14272 10873 9 or 0 14272 10862 3, and are in lots marked as Lot #1240695, Lot #1209708, or Lot #1209796. Customers that would like to return the product to the store where they made the purchase may receive a refund or store credit. A 24-hour hotline has also been set up to answer customer questions at 1-888-317-3686.
Anhing Corp. – DaiJyoBu Ginger Candy (Imported from China)
Anhing Corp. has recalled DaiJyoBu Ginger candy, imported from China, after the California Department of Public Health notified the company that the candy contained lead above the state’s legal level. The company says the candy could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children and pregnant women. The company has asked consumers to not eat the candy and return it to the store of purchase.
Cocon Food Industries – Cocon Grape Gummy Candy (Imported from Malaysia)
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) warned consumers to discard any Cocon Grape Gummy 100% candy imported from Malaysia after testing revealed high levels of lead (almost twice the legal limit in the state of California) in the candy. California health officials encourage consumers who find Cocon Grape Gummy 100% candy for sale to call the CDPH Complaint Hotline at (800) 495-3232.
Chula Vista Candy Company – Candy El Pecas Saladitos & Candy El Pecas Saladitos con Limon (Imported from China)
CDPH officials are warning customers not to eat “Candy El Pecas Saladitos con Chile” and “Candy El Pecas Saladitos con Limon” after the CDPH found the candy contained seven times the legal limit of lead. Both candies, which are imported from China, are salted plums packaged in 1.5-ounce clear plastic bags. Consumers who find the products for sale are encouraged to call the Department of Health complaint hotline at 1-800-495-3232.
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