Don’t Eat These Recalled Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers Gummies
About a month after several Skippy peanut butters were recalled over concerns that “chunks” in some of the company’s products were actually metal fragments, Mars Wrigley is now in a similar situation.
In this case, the candy store has announced a voluntary recall of 13 of its products, including some iconic brands such as Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers, because they may contain thin pieces of metal, according to a company press release. has since been shared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Here’s what you need to know.
Why are Skittles chewing gums being recalled?
Since 1994, Skittles has encouraged consumers to “try the rainbow”. And while it’s unclear exactly what rainbow tastes like, we’re pretty sure it’s not metal. So when customers started contacting Mars Wrigley saying that the gummy versions of Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers contained “a very thin metallic thread” embedded in the candy or loose in the bag, the company voluntarily recalled 13 products from those products. three marks.
According to a Mars Wrigley press release , as of Friday, May 13, the company was not aware of any illness or injury resulting from people consuming the recalled candies, which were manufactured by a third party and distributed in the US, Canada. , and Mexico. In addition, the company says it will “work with retailers to remove recalled products from store shelves.”
What products are part of the recall?
In the United States , recalled items include Skittles gummies, Starburst gummies, and Life Savers gummies listed in the tables below. If you have purchased any of these products, look for the 10-digit production code on the back of the package. The first three digits in this code indicate if the product is part of a recall:
Here is the full list of recalled products, courtesy of Mars Wrigley :
What to do if you bought recalled candy
If you bought any of the recalled chewing gums, do not eat them. Mars Wrigley advises throwing them away, but before you do so, take pictures of the front and back of the package in case you are asked to confirm your purchase when trying to get a refund or replacement.
Speaking of which, the company has yet to provide specific instructions or information on how to obtain a refund for its recalled items, but says consumers with questions can contact the company by calling 1-800-651-2564 or visiting Contact Us . page of their site.