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Lucky Country Inc. Recalls One Lot of Lucky Country Aussie Style Soft
Gourmet Black Licorice with Natural Ingredients
Donald C. McLearn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 8, 2012 - Lucky Country Inc. of Lincolnton, NC is recalling 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 1.5lb (680g) gusset bag with zipper. The package is red, white and black in color.
Recent analysis performed by the California Department of Public Health 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 is voluntarily recalling lot A3057 of this candy from all Costco and Smart & Final stores located in California, Arizona, and Utah. Consumers in possession of this lot should not eat the candy and should return the candy to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Lucky Country is cooperating with the California Department of Public Health and the US Food and Drug Administration to conduct the recall. Consumers with questions may contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-428-8313 during business hours.
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