Tasting the rainbow may be toxic: Lawsuit filed over Skittles’ use of chemical

A lawsuit alleges that Skittles are unsafe to eat because they contain “a known toxin”: titanium dioxide.

A consumer in California filed the lawsuit seeking class-action status against the candy company last week.

Back in 2016, Mars pledged to phase out titanium dioxide from its products over five years. The ingredient is used to give the candy its rainbow colors

The European Union has been phasing out the food additive and plans to go forward with a full ban on Aug. 7.

While the amount of titanium dioxide used for food coloring purposes is regulated in the U.S., it’s not banned altogether.

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This content was republished with permission from CNN.

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