SUPPLIERS of potentially-lethal sweets are being visited by trading standards officers.

Last week, the Food Standards Agency advised children not to eat certain mini-cup fruit jelly sweets, because of the risk of choking.

The sweets, imported from Asia, have been linked to a number of worldwide deaths, although there have been no cases in the UK.

The sweets have a number of brand names, including ABC Mini Fruit Bites, New Choice Mini Fruit Gels and Rolin Mango Jelly Cup.

The danger has been caused by children sucking out the centre of the sweet.

Nigel Green, Darlington Borough Council's trading standards manger, said: "If anyone has any of these sweets they should return them to the shop where they were bought."