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Red Vines Black Licorice Found to Contain Lead

Some 1-pound bags of the candy were tainted with the deadly metal, according to state health officials.

Maybe they should call it Lead Vines licorice?

According to the California Department of Public Health, some bags of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists have tested positive for lead.

Avoid 1-pound bags with the phrase "best before 02/04/13" stamped on them, the CDPH warned in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.

Health officials said the candy "contained as much as 0.33 parts per million of lead. This concentration of lead could provide up to 13.2 micrograms of lead per serving. Children under 6 years of age should not consume more than 6.0 micrograms of lead per day from all dietary sources."

If you're pregnant or suspect your child has eaten these candies, the CDPH recommends consulting a doctor.

Red Vines are manufactured by Union City-based American Licorice Co., which has voluntarily recalled the candies, the CDPH said.

If you spot some for sale, the health department asks you to call 1‑800-495-3232.

John B. Greet August 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Please ease up on Shripathi, Carole. About 95% of what he posts seems to have little purpose other than to get a rise out of folks. He is essentially a self-appointed pot-stirrer, but a very adept one. So adept that all one need do is see how many times he will sometimes copy-n-paste the very same pot-stirring comments on numerous Patch sites around the country that carry the same or a similar story. I think that's why he says absurd things like: "Lastly, corporations are people." I think he knows they are not and that no Court has ever said that they are. He simply says such things because he knows that the idea pushes a lot of intellectual and emotional buttons for some folks. Saying such things prompts reactions and for him, it seems, the more visceral reaction the better he likes it. Shripathi seems to like to illustrate absurdity by being absurd. Whenever he does this I think he adds a lot of levity and entertainment to the Patch articles upon which he comments. I think the trick to enjoying Shripathi's comments is to avoid thinking of him so much as a serious commenter but more along the lines of a court jester....always playing the fool, but a very intelligent one, and very often at someone eles'e expense.
Shripathi Kamath August 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM
'I think that's why he says absurd things like: "Lastly, corporations are people."' Hmm, perhaps I should consider voting for this guy: http://youtu.be/E2h8ujX6T0A. Oh wait, I cannot vote for people who say absurd things. But I know who will. "I think the trick to enjoying Shripathi's comments is to avoid thinking of him so much as a serious commenter but more along the lines of a court jester....always playing the fool, but a very intelligent one, and very often at someone eles'e expense." [chuckle] oh, and thanks.
John B. Greet August 24, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Does a politician saying "corporations are people, my friend" make that claim any more or less absurd than when you state nearly the same thing, Shripathi? If so, please explain how? If not, then you must likewise acknowledge that you knew it was absurd when you said it and, if you did, then you said it to make a point of its absurdity. That is, you illustrated absurdity by being absurd, did you not? Of course a reasonable person is likely to understand what Gov. Romney was attempting to convey in that clip...that corporations -as the Supreme Court has also said- are associations of people in corporate form and that the profits paid *through* a corporation are ultimately paid *to* the people who own or co-own that corporation. Do you disagree with this explanation of what corporations are, Shripathi? If so, how does your explanation differ in this context? [snicker] Oh, and anytime, Shripathi. Anytime!
Shripathi Kamath August 25, 2012 at 12:45 AM
"Does a politician saying "corporations are people, my friend" make that claim any more or less absurd than when you state nearly the same thing, Shripathi?" Not for me, but it does, or at least should, for someone who will vote for him, I suppose. Unless, of course, there is adequate (retroactive?) rationalization and such. Such as "Of course a reasonable person is likely to understand what Gov. Romney was attempting to convey in that clip...that corporations -as the ***Supreme Court*** has also said- are associations of people in corporate form and that the profits paid *through* a corporation are ultimately paid *to* the people who own or co-own that corporation." which washes away "I think that's why he says absurd things like: "Lastly, corporations are people." I think he knows they are not and that no ***Court*** has ever said that they are." [chuckle] thanks, again.
John B. Greet August 25, 2012 at 01:48 AM
"Not for me, but it does, or at least should, for someone who will vote for him, I suppose." Good. I'm glad you seem to agree that your saying that corporations are people was absurd. You are, of course, entirely free to suppose whatever you like, about anyone you choose. I think Romney explained quite clearly what he meant by what he said and he did so in the very clip you linked. I think he did so adequately (contemporaneously?). Do you disagree? I think Romney spoke absurdly in saying that corporations are people. They are not. They are merely associations of people in corporate form. Romney attempted to explain that, in his own words, to the hecklers in your video clip. Unfortunately, they did not seem interested in the truth. The balance of your most recent comments are so poorly constructed as to be virtually unintelligible. Perhaps that was your intent...just another means by which you seek to stir the pot: Convolute, obscure, duck, dodge, scoff, chuckle, move on to the next site, and repeat the process. Well, stir away, Shripathi. As I said, I think you bring much levity and entertainment whenever you do so. [snicker] You are most welcome anytime.

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