Be Afraid of Colombina Mega Pops this Halloween!

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services in Raleigh has issued a press release warning consumers that a Colombian brand of lollipops contains metal fibers in the candy.

Colombina Mega Pops were tested by the Food and Drug Protection Division after a consumer made a complaint. The 28-ounce bags have lot number 120979601171 of ELPACK #2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is carrying out an investigation.

Agriculture Commissioner, Steven Troxler, said, “In the meantime, we don’t recommend buying this candy to stock in your Halloween bowl. And if you have any of this candy, we recommend putting it in the trash or returning it to the place of purchase.”

The candy has been removed from shelves at Family Dollar and other retailers as well.

The offending lollipops have already been recalled. The problem is being dealt with swiftly and responsibly. I also don't see how the fact that the company or the brand is in fact Colombian has any relevance whatsoever to the problem at hand.
by bluehelmet October 23, 2010 at 06:42 PM
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