A recall of chocolate coins in Canada has stirred some alarm locally, as the candy-intense Halloween season arrives.
Sherwood Company voluntarily recalled the candy, packaged in gold foil to resemble coins, in Canada after the Food and Drug Administration warned of possible melamine contamination stemming from China. The company is checking its candies to determine if contaminated milk products were used.
The candy has been sold across Canada through Costco stores, but it was not immediately clear whether any of it reached U.S. stores.
According to news reports, the recall affects only the Sherwood Brands Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate Coins and not other candy coins that resemble the Sherwood product.
The recalled candy is sold in 240-piece containers bearing UPC 0 36077 11240 7 and lot code 1928S1.