24 Aug '12, 1am

Red Vines, Or Are They Lead Vines?

Red Vines, Or Are They Lead Vines?

The American Licorice Company issued a voluntary recall of its Black Licorice Twists this week after California’s Department of Public Health warned of high levels of lead – more than double the amount deemed healthy for children. A few days ago I wrote here about the insidious nature of sugar, which can appear in almost any kind of processed food. But lead? The California Department of Public Health puts the amount of lead found into perspective on its website: Recent analysis of this candy by CDPH determined that Red Vines® Black Licorice Twists candy … contained as much as 0.33 parts per million of lead. This concentration of lead could provide up to 13.2 micrograms of lead per serving. Children under 6 years of age should not consume more than 6.0 micrograms of lead per day from all dietary sources. How did so much lead get into this licorice? Indeed, why is there any ...

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