RETAILERS PULL CANDY AFTER THREE U.S. DEATHS

Food safety took a slightly different twist recently when three major retailers pulled a popular imported gel-type Asian candy from their shelves after it was blamed for the deaths of three children, two in California and one in Washington.Removing the jelly cup candy, sold under several brand names, was a difficult call, according to an executive from Costco, Issaquah, Wash., which took it out of

Food safety took a slightly different twist recently when three major retailers pulled a popular imported gel-type Asian candy from their shelves after it was blamed for the deaths of three children, two in California and one in Washington.

Removing the jelly cup candy, sold under several brand names, was a difficult call, according to an executive from Costco, Issaquah, Wash., which took it out of all of its stores worldwide on Aug. 15. Others were left debating food safety and wonde

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