Better check your kids bags for Colombina Mega Pops this Halloween. A test of the lollipops found tiny metal flakes in them. Family Dollar has recalled the pops, which were also sold at a few other discount stores, and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has issued a warning.
The lollipops came in 28-oz bags with lot number 120979601171 or ELPACK #2 on them. The bags say “MEGA POPS” on the front and “Colombina” in the upper left hand corner.
The Department is investigating how widely distributed the pops were and is sharing information with the FDA.
Consumers are recommended to throw the candy away or return it to the store for a refund.
NCDA&CS issues consumer advisory after finding metal in lollipops from South America [ncar.gov] (Thanks to Jack!)