Metal strands in candy prompt recall on Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers Gummies

A variety of Mars Wrigley Canada candies are being recalled after customers alerted the company to the possible presence of metal pieces in both the bags and candy themselves.

On May 13th, the company announced a voluntary recall of specific varieties of the candies after several consumers reported very thin metal strands embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag.

At the time of the recall report, they were not aware of any illnesses to date as a result.

The affected products were manufactured by a third party and distributed in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Affected products include Starburst Gummies Original, Starburst Gummies Sour, Starburst Gummies Sour Berries, Life Savers Gummies Sours, Skittles Gummies Original, Skittles Gummies Original, Skittles Gummies Original Stand Up Pouch, Skittles Wild Berry Gummies and Skittles Gummies Wild Berry Stand up pouch.

To determine if you have products included in the recall, find the 10-digit manufacturing code on the back of the package. The first three digits in this code will indicate the implied product as described in the table.

(CNW Group/Mars Wrigley Canada)
Table – Mars Wrigley recall (CNW Group/Mars Wrigley Canada)
Table – Mars Wrigley recall (CNW Group/Mars Wrigley Canada)

Mars Wrigley Canada is currently working with retailers to remove recalled products from store shelves.

If you believe you have purchased a recalled item, you are advised to dispose of the product and not consume it.

Anyone with questions is asked to contact Mars Wrigley Canada at 1-800-651-2564 or by visiting their website.

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