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Friday, January 28, 2011

FYI: Toxic Waste Could Be Bad for Your Health

Okay, I admit I have a warped sense of humor, but this made me do a spit-take on my Diet Coke! I received the following notice in my email today from the FDA:

Candy Dynamics Expands Recall To All Toxic Waste® Brand Nuclear Sludge®
Products All Flavors And All Sizes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 27, 2010 - Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, IN, is issuing a voluntary recall of all Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® products, all flavors, 0.3 oz (8 g) size pieces. The product is imported from Pakistan.
On January 13, 2011, the company previously recalled Toxic Waste Brand® Nuclear Sludge®, Net wt. 0.7 oz (20g) size, all flavors. With this recall of the smaller piece size, the company has now recalled all products labeled as "Nuclear Sludge®".
Further testing by the company indicates that while some of the smaller sized products were below the FDA limit, some contain elevated levels of lead (0.101 parts per million to .311 ppm; the U.S. FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm) that potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.
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What kind of person would buy a product called "Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge" and actually consume it?!! Furthermore, who would eat it if she were pregnant ("Oh, honey, I know it's 2 a.m., but I'm just craving some Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge!") or feed it to an infant?!! Seems to me that if you eat something called Toxic Waste, you're dang lucky if all you get is some elevated lead levels! You could start setting off geiger counters and casting a green glow!

If disgusting candy is all the rage, maybe I could head up the road to our local hospital and "borrow" one of those medical waste containers for inspiration. Lollipops that look like used injections, taffy that resembles bloody band-aids, little candy bottles with assorted "body fluid" syrups inside them, there are endless variations of medical monstrosities that could be molded into candy form! Sweet!


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