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Candy Recall: Life Savers, Starburst, Skittles

Gummies sold under the well-known brand names may contain metal

assortment of gummy candy packets from skittles lifesavers and startburst candies that have been recalled in may twenty twenty two

Courtesy Mars: Skittles, LifeSavers, Starburst

A variety of Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers gummies were recalled because there may be thin metal strands on the candy or loose in the bag.

Mars Wrigley Confectionery US issued the voluntary recall, announced via the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, after it received complaints from consumers about the issue. To date, there have not been any reports of illness or injury from eating the recalled candy.


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The company said the affected Skittles, Starburst and Life Savers gummies were manufactured by a third party and distributed in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The recalled products include:​

  • Starburst Gummies Original Share Size (3.5 ounces)​
  • Starburst Gummies Original Peg Pack (5.8 ounces)​
  • Starburst Gummies Sours Share Size (3.5 ounces)​
  • Starburst Gummies Sour Berries Peg Pack (5.8 ounces)​
  • Starburst Gummies Sours Peg Pack (5.8 ounces)​
  • Life Savers Gummies Five Flavor Peg Pack (7.0 ounces and 3.22 ounces)​
  • Life Savers Wild Berries Gummies Peg Pack (7.0 ounces)​
  • Life Savers Sour Gummies Peg Pack (7.0 ounces and 180 grams)​
  • Skittles Gummies Original Peg Pack (5.8 ounces and 2.93 ounces)​
  • Skittles Gummies Original Stand Up Pouch (12 ounces)​
  • Skittles Wild Berry Gummies Peg Pack (5.8 ounces and 2.93 ounces)​
  • Skittles Gummies Wild Berry Stand Up Pouch (12 ounces)​
  • Skittles Sour Gummies Peg Pack (5.8 ounces)​

See the recall announcement for the list of each product’s respective item number, UPC and first three digits of the manufacturing code.

The company advises that anyone who thinks they have recalled candy should throw it away, not eat it. Any additional questions about the recall can be addressed by calling Mars Wrigley Confectionery US at 800-651-2564 or sending a message online.

Aaron Kassraie writes about issues important to military veterans and their families for AARP. He also serves as a general assignment reporter. Kassraie previously covered U.S. foreign policy as a correspondent for the Kuwait News Agency’s Washington bureau and worked in news gathering for USA Today and Al Jazeera English.