Candies likely to be on millions of children’s Christmas wish lists can contain ingredients banned in the UK that their authorities claim could raise the risk of cancer.
Popular stocking filler treats, such as Jolly Ranchers, Swedish Fish and Lemonheads, are all imported from the US and have become widely available across the UK.
Revealed: The imported US sweets containing illegal additives linked to cancer and hyperactivity that are hiding on your children's Christmas stocking wish list… https://t.co/r2BDScUDxw pic.twitter.com/YE3aKGyT8A— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) December 12, 2023
While British versions of the products sold in major shops have had their recipes tweaked to comply with UK rules, those with a US formulation include prohibited chemicals.
Here, MailOnline sets out the nine brands of US sweets that were seized this week and breaks down each unauthorised ingredient that they contain. Daily Mail