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November 9, 1999

Consolidated Stores Recalls Life Savers Candy

Columbus, OH (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Consolidated Stores Corp. is recalling it's Life Savers Candy because the product contains the uncertified color additives tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5), sunset yellow(certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 6), and brilliant blue FCF (certifiable as FD&C Blue No. 1). It also contains an unapproved color formerly certifiable as FD&C Red. No. 2.

Over 72,000 bags of Life Savers Candy were sold nationwide in in 5.2 ounce (150g) plastic bags.  All codes on the market are affected by this recall.

This recall was initiated by the company on August 25, 1999 by E-mail.  This is the first notice the FDA has issued to the general public of the recall.  The FDA considers this Class II recall to be complete.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA

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