Death of Yonkers girl prompts candy maker to add warning labels
The makers of a round peppermint candy are now printing warning labels on their product after the death of a Yonkers girl.
Jocelys Santiago was only 5 years old when she died after choking on a piece of hard peppermint candy back in May. Her parents vowed to lobby for warning labels on candy so that their daughter did not die in vain.
Their hard work has paid off. The Colombian company that made the candy Jocelys choked on, is now reportedly adding its own warning labels which state: ?Hard candy can cause choking.?
A federal bill has been proposed requiring warning labels for foods that pose a choking hazard.