Beginning Aug. 7, European food manufacturers won’t be able to use titanium dioxide, a colour additive. But that doesn’t mean the ingredient is toxic to humans.
On July 14, a lawsuit was filed against Mars, the company that makes Skittles, claiming the button-shaped candies contain toxic levels of titanium dioxide and are unfit for human consumption.
The lawsuit claims the chemical could cause harmful health effects, like organ damage, and could also alter someone’s DNA. The case used findings by the European Food Safety Authority as proof the candy could be “toxic.” The lawsuit also claims the chemical is banned in Europe.
“Skittles banned in Europe” was also trending on Google search after the lawsuit was filed.
Titanium dioxide is what gives Skittles its brilliant colours…
The Ingredience In Skittles!
SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL, LESS THAN 2% OF: CITRIC ACID, TAPIOCA DEXTRIN, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, COLORS (TITANIUM DIOXIDE, RED 40 LAKE, YELLOW 5 LAKE, YELLOW 6 LAKE, BLUE 2 LAKE, BLUE 1, BLUE 1 LAKE, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, RED 40), SODIUM CITRATE, CARNAUBA WAX.