Proposed California Law Targets Skittles, Campbell’s Soup, Other Favorites

Skittles (screen grab)
  • California lawmakers plan to ban food additives found in candy such as Skittles,  Sour Patch Kids and some baked goods in the US.
  • Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel, who represents part of Los Angeles, filed AB418 last month in an effort to curb the use of five common food additives linked to cancer, DNA and organ damage.
  • Of the five additives that would be included in the ban, three — brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate and titanium dioxide — are banned in the EU. One, the dye Red 3, is banned from use in cosmetic products in America.