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Popular Candy Accused of Containing Toxin

A lawsuit was filed against Mars Inc. for failing to discontinue use of titanium dioxide in Skittles candy. The lawsuit also alleges that the Skittles candy packaging does not alert “reasonable consumers” to product information including the presence of titanium dioxide. The lawsuit was filed in a California court and seeks class action status. Titanium dioxide is used in a multitude of products including

, chewing gum, candy, and cosmetics. Titanium dioxide has been banned as a food additive in Europe. Mars Inc. has stated that their use of this additive complies with current FDA regulations.

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Posted on 22 July 2022