Mars Wrigley Canada Has Recalled Various Starburst, Skittles & Life Savers Gummies

The products were recalled due to the potential presence of metal strands.

Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
Candy bags on a shelf in a grocery store.

Candy bags on a shelf in a grocery store.

It seems as if the food recall train isn't stopping anytime soon! After various chocolate and candy recalls were issued last month, it appears as if Mars Wrigley Canada is joining the roster of companies who have recalled their products nationwide.

In a May 13 press release, Mars Wrigley Canada stated that they have issued a voluntary recall of specific varieties of Skittles, Starburst, and Life Savers dummies due to the "potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag," Mars Wrigley wrote.

The confectionery manufacturer said that they have received multiple reports from consumers alerting them of the matter and that they have not been made aware of any illnesses linked to the possible presence of very thing metal strands in the candy to date.

The products currently being voluntarily recalled are:

  • Starburst Gummies Original Peg Pack, 164g
  • Starburst Gummies Sours Peg Pack, 164g
  • Starburst Gummies Sours Peg Pack, 180g
  • Life Savers Gummies Sours Peg Pack, 180g
  • Skittles Gummies Original, 57g
  • Skittles Gummies Original Peg Pack, 164g
  • Skittles Gummies Original Stand Up Pouch, 280g
  • Skittles Wild Berry Gummies Peg Pack, 164g
  • Skittles Gmies Wild Berry Stand Up Pouch, 280g
The recalled products were manufactured by a third party and were distributed in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, Mars Wrigley Canada stated.

The company is currently working with retailers to remove the recalled products from the marketplace.

Mars Wrigley Canada is urging the public to check if they are in possession of any of the recalled products. If consumers believe they've purchased an affected item, they should throw it away and not consume it.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Mike Chaar
Assistant Editor, MTL Blog
Mike Chaar is a writer by day and reality TV binge-watcher by night. When he’s not cracking down on recalls, celeb news and discovering the best of the best foodie spots across Montreal, he can be found indulging in his love for new cuisines, reading and music, with Mariah Carey being his ultimate diva.