Toxic Waste’s Nuclear Sludge candies seem to have lived up to their brand name, as they have been found to contain high levels of lead, according to a feature on MedPage Today.
A voluntary recall of “Nuclear Sludge” 3-oz candies, which are imported from Pakistan, has been issued by its U.S. marketers because they contained elevated levels of lead. In a statement, Circle City Marketing and Distributing branch Candy Dynamics announced that it was extending an earlier recall from January 13 of “Toxic Waste” brand Nuclear Sludge 0.7-oz. Chew Bar candies “to include all products under the Nuclear Sludge label.”
The smaller Nuclear Sludge candies were found to contain 0.101 to 0.311 parts per million (ppm) of lead, which are above the FDA limit of 0.1 ppm of lead, after product testing conducted by the company. The amount of lead found in the larger candies, on the other hand, was 0.24 ppm.
The recall includes the following products, which are basically all the flavors of the 7-oz and 3-oz candies:
• Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Cherry (UPC 0 89894 81901 1)
• Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Green Apple (UPC 0 89894 81701 7)
• Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Blue Raspberry (UPC 0 89894 81801 4)
• Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Cherry Chew Bar (UPC 0 89894 81430 6)
• Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Sour Apple Chew Bar (UPC 0 10684 81410 7)
• Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Blue Raspberry Chew Bar (UPC 0 89894 81420 7)
The recall is limited only to the Nuclear Sludge label and does not include other products under the Toxic Waste brand.