November 9, 1999Consolidated 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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