The Food and Drug Administration says imported jelly candy of two Los Angeles-area companies and one in New York, have been recalled by the companies. Six American children have died from choking, involving varieties of sticky candy sold under many brand names.
The brightly colored gel candies come in mouth-sized servings, often with a piece of fruit embedded inside. The fruit does not readily dissolve, and rescue workers have reported being unable to dislodge the sticky gel from the throats of choking children.
The recalls are by Hanmi Incorporated of Vernon, Hocean
Incorporated of Commerce and New York-based Mon Chong Loong Trading Corporation.