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you're toxic, I'm slippin' under?!....lawsuit claims 'Skittles' is toxic & unsafe to eat....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 16, 2022 03:08PM
.....titanium dioxide.....


Skittles are 'unsafe' for consumers, lawsuit charges, because they contain 'a known toxin'

.....A consumer is suing candy maker Mars, alleging Skittles contain a "known toxin" that makes the rainbow candies "unfit for human consumption."

In a lawsuit seeking class-action status filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, attorneys for San Leandro resident Jenile Thames said that Skittles were unsafe for consumers because they contain "heightened levels" of titanium dioxide.

Mars Inc. uses titanium dioxide to produce Skittles' well-known array of artificial colors. In 2016, the candy maker publicly shared its intention to remove titanium dioxide from its products in the coming years, the Thursday complaint noted – but titanium dioxide is still used in products like Skittles today.

In a statement sent by Mars to TODAY and several other news outlets, the company said: “While we do not comment on pending litigation, our use of titanium dioxide complies with FDA regulations.”

According to the FDA's Code of Federal Regulations, "The color additive titanium dioxide may be safely used for coloring foods generally," but there are several restrictions – such as the quantity of titanium dioxide not exceeding 1% of the food's weight.

While the regulated use of titanium dioxide in food products is still legal in the U.S., it has been banned in some other countries, including throughout Europe. In May 2021, the European Food Safety Authority announced that titanium dioxide "can no longer be considered safe as a food additive" – noting the importance of genotoxicity concerns, for example.

Genotoxicity is the ability of chemicals to damage genetic information such as DNA. "After oral ingestion, the absorption of titanium dioxide particles is low, however they can accumulate in the body," said Maged Younes, chair of EFSA’s expert Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings, in a statement at the time.

In the Thursday complaint, Thames' attorneys argued that, in addition to the continued use of titanium dioxide in its products like Skittles, Mars was not adequately warning consumers of these health risks.

"Based on Defendant’s omissions, a reasonable consumer would expect that the Product can be safely purchased and consumed as marketed and sold," the complaint reads. "However, the Products are not safe and pose a significant health risk to unsuspecting consumers. Yet, neither before nor at the time of purchase does Defendant notify consumers like (Thames) that the Products are unsafe to consumers, contain heightened levels of titanium dioxide, and should otherwise be approached with caution."

The Thursday complaint also pointed to several Mars competitors who, according to the suit, do not use titanium dioxide to color their products – such as Sour Patch Kids and Nerds. In addition, Thames' attorneys noted that Mars has other confectionary products, such as M&Ms, "that do not rely" on titanium dioxide.

Thames seeks damages, to later be determined in sum at trial, for fraud and multiple violations of California consumer protection laws.



toxic...........to eat.........?!



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Re: you're toxic, I'm slippin' under?!....lawsuit claims 'Skittles' is toxic & unsafe to eat....
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 16, 2022 03:18PM
Water can be toxic in certain amounts.



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Re: you're toxic, I'm slippin' under?!....lawsuit claims 'Skittles' is toxic & unsafe to eat....
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 16, 2022 04:47PM
I better get that 5lb of skittles from Costco before they're declared a dangerous weapon.

That, and white rice.






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Re: you're toxic, I'm slippin' under?!....lawsuit claims 'Skittles' is toxic & unsafe to eat....
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: July 16, 2022 05:21PM
God, I lived off of Skittles and Mountain Dew (and Jolt) in college.



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Re: you're toxic, I'm slippin' under?!....lawsuit claims 'Skittles' is toxic & unsafe to eat....
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 16, 2022 06:13PM
I should be long dead since I've indulged in tasting the rainbow since they first came out.
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Re: you're toxic, I'm slippin' under?!....lawsuit claims 'Skittles' is toxic & unsafe to eat....
Posted by: SteveO
Date: July 18, 2022 08:20AM
I remember once in high school I went out for a run to train for soccer. I had ingested a handful of Skittles as I left, and within about 60 seconds I nearly hurled the rainbow of flavor out onto the street as I gasped for air — trying to avoid depositing the Skittacular salivary onslaught down my windpipe.

Windsprints and Skittles do not pair well.
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