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Seriously Toxic Candy

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Yesterday, a recall was issued by U.S. authorities and the FDA on a Pakistan-made brand of candy bars. They were found to have contained a dangerous level of lead to the point of toxicity. The name brand of the bars: Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars.

Is this a coincidence or just a nasty joke? Or perhaps a mild act of terrorism? I know there are food recalls frequently, but come on, this is just a little sketchy. When the peanut butter recall came about, the brand name wasn’t salmonella- infused peanut butter. Things happen, but usually not to this degree of oddity or circumstance.

According to Yahoo! News, there have not been reports of any form of sickness, but the 0.24 ppm lead level (the legal limit is 0.1 ppm) could be seriously harmful, especially to infants, children and pregnant women.

I don’t know why any company would name their product after toxic waste, but I don’t think I’d ever try one of these dangerously chewy bars. Would you?

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