A candy called “Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge” contains unacceptable levels of lead and should not be eaten, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
CDPH Director Dr. Mark Horton made the announcement after tests conducted by the CDPH’s Food and Drug Laboratory. He said consumers who have the candy should throw it away immediately.
The candy, imported from Pakistan, comes in cherry, sour apple and blue raspberry flavors. It’s distributed by Candy Dynamics, an Indianapolis company that has initiated a voluntary recall of the candy and is working with the state to remove candies from shelves.
“Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge” comes in bright yellow wrappers. Tests showed it contains as much as .24 parts per million (ppm) of lead. California considers candies with lead levels in excess of .10 ppm to be contaminated.