Sunridge Candy Recall Issued Due to Stainless Steel Wire Contamination

Certain brands of SunRidge coconut shred and coconut flavored candies may be contaminated with stainless steel wire from the manufacturing process, posing a choking or laceration hazard to consumers. 

A SunRidge Farms Candy-Coconut Chews recall and a SunRidge Farms Coconut Medium-Shred recall were announced by the FDA on May 23, after the manufacturer recognized that small pieces of stainless steel wire could have entered the products during manufacturing. To date, no injuries or incident reports have been recorded.

Depending on the size of the stainless steel pieces, consumers run a serious risk of injury from consuming the potentially contaminated products.

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During manufacturing processes the stainless steel parts of the machinery can wear out over time allowing small pieces of the steel to break of and enter the product. Injury risks can be very widespread and include chipped teeth, lacerations in the mouth or in organs if the pieces are swallowed. Individuals with sensitivities to certain metals may face allergic reactions and swelling.

The recall includes an estimated 726 sacks of Coconut-Medium Shred that were sold in 25 pound bags. The recalled bags are marked item code 001120, UPC Code 086700011201, and have lot codes DCM-101 and DCM-102.

The Vanilla Candy-Coconut Chews recall includes about 156 boxes of 10-pound bags with item number 023617. The bags are also marked with the UPC Code 086700936177 and have lot codes 1081545 and 1101545.

Both products were manufactured by Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms, of Royal Oaks, California where they were distributed to various grocery stores across the East Coast on May 7, 2015.

The manufacturer and FDA warn that customers who may have purchased the recalled products should check their inventory for to verify if the products are included in the recall, and return the remaining product to the retail store where it was purchased for a full refund. Customers with further questions or concerns regarding either recall should contact Falcon Trading Company’s customer service at 1-831-786-7000.


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