The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall on Pakistan-imported candies called “Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars” after determining that some are actually toxic.
Tests by the Californian Department of Public Health revealed that a batch of cherry-flavored bars contained 0.24 parts per million of lead. That exceeds the FDA limit on lead of 0.1 parts per million.
“That potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women,” the FDA said in a statement.
Distributor Candy Dynamics of Indianapolis plans to recall all flavors of the sweets ever produced, including sour apple, raspberry, and cherry.
There have been no reports of sickness from the product.