California Assembly Passes Bill Banning ‘Toxic’ Chemicals

  • California has moved one step closer to banning certain “toxic” ingredients commonly found in Skittles, PEZ, Hot Tamales and many more popular candies.
  • The California Assembly last week overwhelmingly passed Assembly Bill 418, sending the legislation over to the state Senate. Introduced by Democratic state Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel, the bill would ban the sale, manufacture and distribution of foods containing chemicals that have been linked to health risks, including cancer, behavioral problems in children, harm to reproductive health and damage to the immune system.
  • “Today’s strong vote is a major step forward in our effort to protect children and families in California from dangerous and toxic chemicals in our food supply,” Gabriel said in a statement.
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