Candy Corn Recall (Though Not Necessarily Why You’d Think)


At first glance at the title above you might think such a statement would be something as nefarious and the candy being poisoned; (because let’s face it candy corn makes it’s yearly appearance around Halloween which is a pretty nefarious holiday).

But in this instance that isn’t the case at all (although it can cause great danger). The reason: “egg allergen” is the culprit.

“Nothing unites people quite like candy corn. Okay, maybe that’s not the case, but no matter where you stand on the divisive, questionably sweet seasonal candy, there’s no denying that it’s iconic.

Unfortunately, a mass amount of candy corn is being recalled just ahead of spooky season. Arcade Snacks recently announced that it would pull its 15-ounce packages of candy corn from store shelves because egg isn’t listed as an allergen on the packaging, according to an alert shared by the US Food and Drug Administration.

People who are allergic to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they were to consume the Halloween treat.

The candy was sold in clear plastic containers with a UPC code of 0-18586-00114-4 and a “best by” date of March 8, 2023. The recall applies to candy corn distributed across Massachusetts and Connecticut at the following locations:”

Read the full story here about my favorite fall candy to get to the core of the issue. By Jeremy Porr (thrillist)

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