Your licorice now possibly comes with dangerously high levels of lead8/23/2012
Step away from the licorice, candy fans. American Licorice Company voluntarily recalled bags of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists Wednesday after the California Department of Public Health said some packets tested positive for — get this — lead. Health officials said the licorice they tested contained as much as 0.33 parts per million of lead, which could provide up to 13.2 micrograms of lead per serving (and, really, who eats only one serving?). That's more than twice the daily limit for children under the age of 6. Unsurprisingly, consumers have been asked to return any packets of the candy they have in their possession or discard them. [Source]
Did you even eat licorice in the first place?