Has anyone heard about these candies? They look like stoppers and are a gelatin substance. I think I saw it on Dateline, or a similar show. Kids would eat them, and then would suffocate. When someone was trying to remove the substance, the actual candy wasn't there; but the throat was coated with the substance. A girl was saved from this, but remains in a vegetative state.
Did anyone see this story on TV?
Don't let your kids eat this candy.
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quote: Jelly sweets made with konjac do not dissolve easily and this can lead to the sweet becoming stuck in a child's throat. This is why the use of konjac in jelly confectionery was banned.
Also, a Food Safety Authority of Ireland Press Release release says:
quote: There is strong evidence that the food additive E 425 Konjac is linked to a hazard of choking and the European Commission is considering banning the import and marketing of jelly confectionery containing this food additive. This action is in response to product recalls taken by Member States (including Ireland) to recall jelly mini-cup products. They contain a fruit flavoured hard gum called Konjac (E 425) sometimes identified as glucomanna, konjac gum, konyak, conjac, konnyaku or konnuyaku.
If the European Commission decision comes into force, all jelly confectionery containing Konjac will be banned from Europe and Konjac will not be allowed to be used in the manufacture of these products. In the meantime, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland requires these products not to be sold on the Irish market.
It's another E-number, I'm starting to think that they're right to talk about banning E numbers entirely...
Edited to add - the US FDA has also placed a recall on any Konjac products
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