Black licorice recalled for lead amounts

LOS ANGELES - State health officials are warning the public not to eat Red Vines black licorice because the candy may contain elevated levels of lead.The state Department of Public Health recalled the licorice, which was sold in different types of sizes and packaging. A complete list of affected product can be found online at Red flavor licorice and sugar-free black licorice is not affected by the recall. Pregnant women and parents of children who may have eaten the candy should consult their physician or healthcare provider to determine if medical testing is needed.

********** Published: September 13, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 22