“Toxic Waste” Candy, Acetaminophen Head FDA Friday

Posted January 14, 2011 in Products Liability by Arthur Buono

Some days the blog just writes itself. Candy Dynamics is recalling all Toxic Waste brand Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars because they contain lead. That’s right, Toxic Waste candy contains lead.

     
  • Toxic Waste candy bars contain lead – that’s embarrassing
  • Acetaminophen curbs aim to reduce liver damage
  • Importers must verify suppliers’ food safety
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Will New Food Safety Act Get the Lead Out?

FDA is also ordering a reduction in the amount of acetaminophen contained in prescription drug products. Acetaminophen, popularized in the Tylenol brand painkiller, can cause liver damage at high doses. It’s often combined with the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone in such prescription painkillers as Vicodin and Percocet.

The risk is you’ll take these prescription drugs and pop a few Tylenol as well. So new warning labels are going on the prescription drug packaging. They’re already required on products sold over the counter. Of course many products liability claims are based on failure to warn.

Back to Toxic Waste. The candy’s made in Pakistan. As we import more and more foods from outside the country, the recently enacted Food Safety Modernization Act will play a big part in making sure that food is safe.

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