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Recent recalls in the candy industry

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Ciara Velasquez
Candy ready to hand out for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

As Halloween approaches, 95% of Americans will purchase candy. Along with this, $2.6 billion will be spent buying this candy. This being said it is important to look out for and stay updated on the quality of candy you are purchasing as some of it may be recalled or not be safe for consumption.
A recent example of a candy that was recalled is the Cocco Candy Rolling Candy. According to the Consumer Production Safety Commission, about 145,800 units of the Cocco Candy Rolling Candy were recalled on Oct. 5, 2023, after a seven-year-old girl in New York choked and died. The candies’ rolling ball dislodges and can become trapped in the throat. Three flavors of the rolling candy have been recalled including, sour strawberry, sour tutti frutti and sour cola. If you receive one of these rolling candies for Halloween or recently purchased one make sure to get rid of it immediately as it can be a huge choking hazard.
A very similar candy that was recalled on Oct. 5, 2023 for the same reason being the candy’s rolling ball detaching from the container is the Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy. 70 million units of this product have been recalled as they also can be a choking hazard, according to the Consumer Production Safety Commission. Thankfully no injuries have been reported following this candy although there have been reports of the candy ball detaching. The flavors that have been recalled are Blue Razz & Strawberry and Black Cherry & Sour Apple. If you purchased the product and the container is still full of the liquid candy you are eligible for a full refund.
Another candy to look out for while trick-or-treating or purchasing candy for trick-or-treaters is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups which have been purchased from Walmart. According to the article “Walmart Customers, Take Caution: Worms Found in Reese’s and a Major Candy Recall” on BestLife, many customers complained of worms being found in the Reese’s they purchased from Walmart. Although these Reese’s Peanut Cups have not been officially recalled, it is still important to be aware and on the lookout for any abnormal findings in your candy.
With this being said it is important to stay safe and aware on Halloween. Despite these recalls, there are plenty of candy options available to purchase and enjoy in the Halloween spirit.

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Ciara Velasquez
Ciara Velasquez, Staff Writer
Ciara Velasquez is a senior, first-year staff writer for the Statesman. Velasquez currently plays on the LHS girls basketball team. Outside of school, you can find her traveling, shopping, going to concerts and hanging out with her family. You can also find her eating at Pizza Ranch with friends. After high school, Velasquez plans to attend Arizona State University and study business law. 
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