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The Candy Corn Recall, Explained
By HOPE NGO
Just about anyone who has ever tasted candy corn before will have an opinion about this seasonal treat, which makes its presence felt about the same time every year. Unfortunately, candy corn is the subject of a food recall because it might have quantities of egg in it, and potentially cause an allergic reaction for some.
Candy manufacturer Brachs says candy corn is usually made with sugar, corn syrup, confectioner's glaze, salt, dextrose, gelatin, sesame oil, artificial flavor, honey, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, and Red 3. It doesn’t specifically say the candies contain egg, but warns the product is made in a facility that processes nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
The U.S. FDA said the candy corn was sold only in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and that nobody has gotten ill so far, as allergic reactions to eggs can cause skin rashes, hives, nasal congestion, and even anaphylaxis. In a bid to be cautious, the candy has been recalled, and those who send back their candy corn to the retailer will get a full refund.