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Lead Contamination Prompts Recall Of “Toxic Waste” Candy

Lead Contamination Prompts Recall Of “Toxic Waste” Candy

An Indianapolis candy company issued a formal recall for its ‘Nuclear Sludge’ Chew Bars after it was found that they contain elevated levels of lead.

Elevated lead levels were detected in a recent test of a certain lot (#8288A) of the cherry flavored chew bars performed by the California Department of Public Health.

The company has imported the ‘Toxic Waste‘ brand of candies from Pakistan since 2007, and recalled all lots and all flavors of the product distributed from that time until the present.

The recalled products are identified as: Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Cherry Chew Bar (UPC 0 89894 81430 6), Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Sour Apple Chew Bar (UPC 0 10684 81410 7), and Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Blue Raspberry Chew Bar (UPC 0 89894 81420 7). Each chew bar has a net wt. of 0.7 oz (20 g).

Results showed that the bars contained lead at 0.24 parts per million; the U.S. FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm, and could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.

Despite the company’s insistence that “no other ‘Toxic Waste’ brand products are affected by this recall,” the irony of health-threatening toxins in a candy that publicly touts its “toxicity” can’t be overlooked.

In another testament to slick marketing, the company also has an Environment page on its site, which displays the seal of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce’s Green Business Initiative (Environmental Leader).

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11:56PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

Seriously?

3:44PM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

This is so disguising and disgraceful that parents would allow this candy to even exist. Shame on people.

4:35AM PDT on May 28, 2011

thanks

10:26PM PDT on May 4, 2011

ha! the irony!

9:21PM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

Yuck! Thanks for the post.

12:01PM PST on Feb 23, 2011

Living up to their name/label? How apt!

2:59PM PST on Feb 7, 2011

Yikes!!

8:25PM PST on Jan 29, 2011

oh my god!!!! maybe that's why my kids have been sick for a month. they love thnis crap. I've read the warnings and kept it from my smaller kids but they say it is not just lead but cyanide and radiation...... can you say someone will be paying out the nose.

5:05PM PST on Jan 26, 2011

Toxic waste candy is the most sour of all the sour candies i've ever tried. If you haven't tried the gum yet, let me tell you, you're in for a suprise. Try it out, its worth getting a little cancer over.

9:11AM PST on Jan 25, 2011

Toxic sludge candy? SERIOUSLY? Oh, and it actually has toxic sludge in it? Absolutely ridiculous!! Who dreamed up this crap?

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