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'Nuclear' candy turns out to be toxic

WASHINGTON - U.S. authorities issued a recall Friday for a brand of Pakistan-made candy called Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars because it turns out the sweets actually are toxic.

Tests showed that the cherry flavoring in the chew bars contained extremely high levels of lead — 0.24 parts per million when the U.S. limit is 0.1.

"That potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women," the Food and Drug Administration said.

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