Not So Sweet: Mom Finds Rusty Blade in Package of Jolly Rancher Candy

Not So Jolly Rancher

No, this wasn’t a Halloween prank. A mom in California was treating herself to a couple Jolly Ranchers and reached into the bag for more. But instead of finding another piece of candy, she  reportedly found a rusty blade caked with candy residue.

Amy Hu, who has a one-year-old and a one-month-old,  said that the bag of Jolly Rancher Crunch N’ Chews  was sealed and unopened when she bought it at her local Safeway.

“We were contacted by the customer yesterday regarding this incident and immediately began reviewing our processes related to our JOLLY RANCHER CRUNCH ‘N CHEW Candy,” the company wrote. “We have apologized to the customer and, while there was no injury, we take this situation seriously. We believe this is an isolated case and accidental in nature. We will be taking the needed actions to prevent this happening in the future.”

The candies were produced in Brazil and are reportedly out of OSHA’s jurisdiction. “They offered me three bags of candy replacement, and I was like, ‘I don’t want anything. I just want to know this isn’t going to happen again,'” she said. “‘I just want to know that kids are going to be safe.'”

“I breastfeed, so eating something that was touching this dirty knife, I don’t know what I just put in my body,” she said. “I just want to make sure they’re taking it seriously so children don’t grab this and find a shank knife inside of it.”

Do you think the company should have offered more than just three bags of candy for the danger found in her package?

Image: Via Amazon


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