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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of September 26, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description 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
Recall Number F-2148-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info All candy
Product Distributed Qty `1.5 million pounds, all varieties
Reason For Recall CA Dept. of Public Health collected random samples of Red Vines Black Licorice and found elevated levels of lead in the product.

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.