Colombina Mega Pops have officially been recalled.
Last week, I posted a blog about the lollipops, which have been determined to contain traces of industrial metal in the hard candy.
The lollipops—which are imported from Colombia—are distributed nationwide in the U.S. Retail stores including Family Dollar and Dollar General have pulled the candies from shelves.
On Friday, October 8, 2010, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services in Raleigh issued a press release confirming that a consumer had registered a complaint. The NCDA&CS warned the public about “tiny pieces of metal in the candy.”
Since then, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has investigated the product. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recommended putting the candy “in the trash or returning it to the place of purchase.”
An article on ohio.com states that the recalled lollipops “can be identified by UPC code numbers 014272108739 or 014272108623, and are marked with lot numbers 1240695, 1209708 or 1209796. The lot number appears in a white square on the lower left-hand side of the back of each bag.”
Definitely do not distribute this uncanny candy to neighborhood Trick-or-Treaters. The repercussions could be worse than scary.