• Re: Taste the toxin? Skittles 'unfit for human consumption', lawsuit cl

    From Chicago Poisoners, The Mars Family@21:1/5 to governor.swill@gmail.com on Sat Jul 16 13:30:59 2022
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    Taste the toxin?

    A lawsuit filed Thursday in northern California federal court
    alleges that Skittles candies, which boast the slogan “taste the
    rainbow” on account of their many colors, contain a “known
    toxin” called titanium dioxide, rendering them “unfit for human

    Jenile Thames, a resident of San Leandro, filed suit against
    Mars Inc, the confection company that produces Skittles, seeking
    class-action status and alleging that people who consume
    Skittles “are at heightened risk of a host of health effects for
    which they were unaware stemming from genotoxicity – the ability
    of a chemical substance to change DNA”.

    The civil suit contends that Mars has long known about alleged
    risks associated with this chemical and, in February 2016,
    publicly vowed that it would phase out titanium dioxide. After
    France banned titanium dioxide in 2019, Mars said that it would
    comply with this regulation, court papers state.

    Thames’s lawsuit alleges that Mars “blew smoke” with that
    promise six years ago, by intimating that the phase-out was just
    because “consumers today are calling on food manufacturers to
    use more natural ingredients in their products”.

    “Incredibly, Defendant even claimed that ‘[a]rtificial colors
    pose no known risks to human health or safety’,” Thames’ suit
    also said. “In doing so, Defendant concealed from consumers
    material information it knew.”

    Thames contends that Mars still sells candy in the US that
    contains titanium dioxide as an additive and is “failing to
    inform consumers of the implications of consuming the toxin”.
    (Ingredients lists vary, some saying they might or might not
    contain titanium dioxide.)

    “Instead, Defendant relies on the ingredient list which is
    provided in minuscule print on the back of the Products, the
    reading of which is made even more challenging by the lack of
    contrast in color between the font and packaging, as set out
    below in a manner in which consumers would normally view the
    product in the store,” court papers contend.

    Thames argued that Mars does not appropriately apprise Skittles
    consumers of this alleged unsafe additive, either before or at
    the time of purchase – nor did the company tell them that these
    candies “should otherwise be approached with caution”.

    According to the European Food Safety Authority, titanium
    dioxide is “a pigment commonly used to provide a cloudy effect
    and white background colour”, and is typically used in candy and
    baking. In 2021, the authority announced that “titanium dioxide
    can no longer be considered safe as a food additive”.

    “A critical element in reaching this conclusion is that we could
    not exclude genotoxicity concerns after consumption of titanium
    dioxide particles,” the authority said. “After oral ingestion,
    the absorption of titanium dioxide particles is low, however
    they can accumulate in the body.”

    A Mars spokesperson said in an email that the company does not
    comment on pending litigation.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jul/15/skittles-mars- lawsuit-titanium-dioxide-toxin

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