Unlike McDonald’s Fruit and Maple Oatmeal, which has angered some over its lack of real maple syrup, Toxic Waste brand Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars live up to their name by containing more than twice the tolerable limit of lead.
That’s why the FDA has issued a recall of all flavors of the product from Indianapolis-based Candy Dynamics. The “chew bars” are imported from Pakistan.
From the FDA announcement:
A recent test performed by the California Department of Public Health has indicated that a lot (#8288A) of the cherry flavor of the above-listed product contains elevated levels of lead (0.24 parts per million; the U.S. FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm) that potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women.
The products are identified as: Toxic WasteÂ® Nuclear SludgeÂ® Cherry Chew Bar (UPC 0 89894 81430 6), Toxic WasteÂ® Nuclear SludgeÂ® Sour Apple Chew Bar (UPC 0 10684 81410 7), and Toxic WasteÂ® Nuclear SludgeÂ® Blue Raspberry Chew Bar (UPC 0 89894 81420 7). Each chew bar has a net wt. of 0.7 oz (20 g).
No other Toxic Waste brand product is affected by this recall.
The recalled Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.
Anyone in possession of the recalled product should telephone the company for information on destruction of the product. Please call Eileen O’Neal at 317-228-5012 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm EST) for further information.