Candy isn’t exactly health food, but we usually don’t think of it as dangerous either; however, if you have any gummy candy in your home, that may not be the case. Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC has issued a voluntary recall for several of their products. According to the FDA, the recall is “due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag.”

The candy affected by the recall includes Life Savers Gummies, Starburst Gummies and Skittles Gummies that were sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. As with any recall, not every box or bag of the product is part of the recall. In this case, the recall only impact gummy candies with specific codes.

First, check to see if you have any Starburst, Life Savers or Skittles Gummies. Then, look at the back of the package for the manufacturing code. Here is a picture that indicates where you can find this code.

You’ll want to look specifically at the first three numbers in the manufacturing code, the ones underlined in blue in the image above. Here is a list of the products impacted by the recall and the first three digits of the manufacturing code of these products.

  • STARBURST® Gummies Original Share Size 3.5oz, code first three digits 136, 139 or 140.
  • STARBURST® Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8oz, code first three digits 136, 139 or 140.
  • STARBURST® Gummies Sours Share Size 3.5oz, code first three digits 134,135, 137-142.
  • STARBURST® Gummies Sours Peg Pack 5.8oz, code first three digits 134,135, 137-142.
  • STARBURST® Gummies Sour Berries Peg Pack 5.8oz, code first three digits 135, 138 or 139.
  • LIFE SAVERS® Gummies Five Flavor Peg Pack 7.0oz, 3.22oz, code first three digits 136 or 139.
  • LIFE SAVERS® Wild Berries Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz, code first three digits 136 – 138, 140, 147, 149 – 152.
  • LIFE SAVERS® Sour Gummies Peg Pack 7.0 oz, 180g, code first three digits 132-134, 139-140, 144-147, 149, 151, 152 or 201.
  • SKITTLES® Gummies Original Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz, code first three digits 139 – 218.
  • SKITTLES® Gummies Original Stand Up Pouch 12oz, code first three digits 139 – 218.
  • SKITTLES® Wild Berry Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz, 2.93oz, code first three digits 138 – 218.
  • SKITTLES® Gummies Wild Berry Stand Up Pouch 12oz, code first three digits 138 – 218.
  • SKITTLES® Sour Gummies Peg Pack 5.8 oz, code first three digits 204 – 218.

If you gummy candy you have does not have a manufacturing code that contains the first three digits listed above, then your product is safe to eat and not part of the recall.

If you have any questions about the recall, you can call Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC at 1-800-651-2564 or go to https://www.mars.com/contact-us.