January 19, 2018

Toxic Candy Bars Are Recalled

toxic waste candy car

Normally not a name to be concerned about, the "Toxic Waste" candy bars contain harmful elements forcing a recall by the company

If the name of the candy bar was called “Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars” then I guess you would intentionally eat “toxic candy,” except this time it’s not a joke or marketing ploy. It’s true. These candy bars have high levels of lead in them, and the FDA considers them toxic.

The candy is made in Pakistan, but distributed by Candy Dynamics. The bars are sold locally in Indianapolis, but were also given away to hand out at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for Halloween.

After testing, the California Department of Public Health found that there were elevated levels of lead in the candy, specifically the cherry flavored ones. These candy bars have been distributed from 2007 to 2011. As a precaution, all the candy bars, including those that didn’t test positive are being voluntarily recalled.

Mike Sicilia, who is a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health, said that there is not a need to be concerned if you ate a piece of this candy. Although the biggest concern is for those that are pregnant and they should seek a physician immediately. Small children and infants are also those considered at risk for eating this toxic candy.

There have not been any reports of illnesses from consumption, although the company is hoping by pulling everything they can avoid any incidents.