CONSUMER ALERT: Maker of Skoal, Copenhagen recalls chewing tobacco

CONSUMER ALERT: Maker of Skoal, Copenhagen recalls chewing tobacco

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Some major brands of smokeless tobacco have been recalled over complaints of sharp objects in the can - including at least one complaint from Indiana.

The threat of metal objects has prompted a recall of some varieties of Skoal, Copenhagen, Cope and Husky brand smokeless tobacco, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Fortunately, none of the eight consumers who complained were injured by the metal fragments.

The company that issued the recall, Altria, said not all products or lots are affected and that the majority of its cans are fine. There have been no reports of consumer injury.

The products were manufactured at the company's Franklin Park, IL facility and distributed nationally.

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The list of recalled products can be seen at the FDA website.

Representatives are working with retailers and wholesalers to remove all recalled products from shelves, according to the company.

According to Tech Times the proposed rule restricts NNN levels to go beyond 1.0 μg/g of tobacco (dry weight) at any time through its expiry date.

The FDA aims to prevent 12,700 new oral cancer cases and 2,200 deaths in the country in the next 20 years following its implementation.

  • Kyle Warner