WASHINGTON – Houston company is recalling about 16,000 packages of gel candy because its size and consistency pose a choking hazard.
Budget Promotions, which distributes the candy under the name "Mother's Pride," has not reported injuries from the company's candy, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
The recalled candy comes in small sealed plastic cups. Each cup contains gelatin with or without a chunk of fruit. The candies contain the ingredient konjac. Flavors sold are mango, assorted fruit and lychee.
The FDA has warned companies about putting konjac in candy because it does not easily dissolve in the mouth. Three children have choked to death in incidents associated with this type of jelly candy, the FDA reported.
Some of the candy packages bear warning labels, suggesting that it not be eaten by children under the age of three.
Customers should return the candy to the place of purchase to receive a full refund. People with questions can call the company at 1-281-495-9887.