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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of September 26, 2012

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Event Detail

Event ID 62984
Product Type Food
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm American Licorice Co
City Union City
State CA
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-08-21
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Press Release
Distribution Pattern Nationwide distribution.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Red Vines Black Licorice Twists; No preservatives and Always Fat Free Packaged in the following configurations: One Pound Pac: Red and white Plastic bag with a window to display licorice twists. UPC 0 41364 00283 5; 5 oz Black Licorice Tray Pack; UPC 4136451277 and 4136450277; 7 oz Black Licorice Laydown Bag: UPC 4136454347: 8 oz Jumbo Black twists hanging bag; UPC 4136400231; 2.5 oz Black Licorice Bar; 4 lb Black Licorice Jar, UPC 413400103; Ingredients: Molasses, Wheat Flour, corn Syrup, Caramel Coloring, Licorice Extract, Salt and Anise Flavor. American Licorice Company Union City, CA All candy Class II CA Dept. of Public Health collected random samples of Red Vines Black Licorice and found elevated levels of lead in the product. `1.5 million pounds, all varieties F-2148-2012
RED VINES Mixed Bites; Red and Black licorice mixed bites. UPC: 4136400288 and 4136451277. Family Mix Half Pallet; UPD 4136421697; Family Mix PDQ; UPC 4136455297; Mixed Original Red/Black Licorice Bag Pallet; UPC 413466283; Family Mix 1/4 pallet; UPC 4136424097; 96/5 ox mixed floor display; UPC 4136454279; Mixed 4 lb Jar Pallet 120 original Red/30 Black licorice; UPC 4136421543; Family Mix Pallet: UPC 3146436097; American Licorice Company Union City, CA All candy Class II CA Dept. of Public Health collected random samples of Red Vines Black Licorice and found elevated levels of lead in the product. ~1.5 million pounds- all varieties F-2154-2012
Original Snaps Classic Chewy Candy; packed in 5.5 oz bags, 4.5 oz theatre box and 12 oz. tins. UPC 5.5 oz - 4136408300; 4.5 oz Theatre Box UPC 4136408302; Theatre box shipper UPC 4136408295. 12 oz tin UPC 4136408299; American Licorice Company Union City, CA All candy Class II CA Dept. of Public Health collected random samples of Red Vines Black Licorice and found elevated levels of lead in the product. ~1,5 million pounds, all products F-2167-2012
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