Company Issues Recall For ‘Sweet Spots’ Candy Buttons
DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s time to check your pantry — a recall has been issued for a popular kind of candy.
California-based Bee International, Inc. is recalling its 2 oz. packages of candy “Sweet Spots” because they may contain undeclared egg protein. People who have allergies to egg may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the candy.
The recalled “Sweet Spots” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through food distributors. The product comes in a clear plastic package marked with lot codes 2158613 or 2335613 on the back and bearing the UPC 0-73563-00471-6. It is a candy item consisting of small drops of candy on a backing paper that are peeled off and consumed.
The FDA says they received a complaint about the product on Sept. 10 after a child – who is allergic to eggs, wheat and milk – suffered symptoms of an allergic reaction when consuming the candy.
The FDA says lab results on a sample of the candy indicate that it tested positive for egg allergen. However, the only allergen warning on the packaging is that it contains soy. The product is labeled as being made in China, but distributed by Bee International.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, call 800-421-6465.