Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers gummy candies recalled

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Varieties of Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers gummy candies have been recalled because a thin metal strand may potentially be found in the candy or bags.

Mars Wrigley Confectionary US announced the recall on Friday, according to a statement posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.

“We received reports from consumers alerting us to this matter and are not aware of any illnesses to date,” the statement said.

They “will work with retailers to remove recalled products from store shelves,” the statement read. “If consumers believe they have purchased a recalled item, they should dispose of the product and not consume it.”

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A 10-digit manufacturing code can be found on the back of the recalled products where the first three digit numbers will alert consumers of the affected product.

A few examples of the recalled products include:

  • Starburst Gummies Original Share Size 3.5 ounces
  • Starburst Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8 ounces
  • Life Savers Gummies Five Flavor Peg Pack 7 ounces, 3.22 ounces
  • Life Savers Wild Berries Gummies Peg Pack 7 ounces
  • Skittles Gummies Original Stand Up Pouch 12 ounces
  • Skittles Sour Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 ounces

The rest of the varieties as well as the codes for the recalled products can found on the FDA website.

“We received reports from consumers alerting us to this matter and are not aware of any illnesses to date,” the company said in the news release.

Customers with inquiries can contact the company by calling 1-800-651-2564 or visit the company’s website at www.mars.com.

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