Consumers in possession of this candy should discard it immediately.
Lucky Country Inc. of Lincolnton, North Carolina, has recalled Lot A3057 of Lucky Country Aussie Style Soft Gourmet Black Licorice with Natural Ingredients from Costco and Smart & Final stores located in California, Arizona, and Utah due to elevated levels of lead.
Lucky Country Aussie Style Soft Gourmet Black Licorice with Natural Ingredients is packaged in a 1.5 pound (680 gram) gusset bag with zipper. The package is red, white and black in color.
Recent analysis performed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) found that the candy contained lead levels as high as 0.18 parts per million which could provide up to 7.2 micrograms of lead per serving. Lucky Country has voluntarily recalled Lot A3057 of this candy from all Costco and Smart & Final stores located in California, Arizona, and Utah.
More information about lead poisoning
Pregnant women and parents of children who may have consumed this candy should consult their physician or health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed.
For more information about lead poisoning, parents and caretakers should contact Monterey County’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) at 831-755-4704.
The Monterey County Health Department releases notices of recalls and market withdrawal from the firms involved as a service to Monterey County residents, the media and other interested parties. The Health Department does not endorse either the product or the company.