A proposed bill in California is aiming to ban the sale of Skittles, Hot Tamales, Dubble Bubble Twist Gum, and other food items containing chemicals that are deemed toxic and dangerous.
The legislation’s supporters argue that these chemicals have been linked to behavioral issues and cancer.
The bill would force candy manufacturers to change their recipes to exclude the problematic chemicals.
The California lawmaker behind the bill notes that Europe has already banned the same chemicals and calls for federal oversight in the matter.
The Mars company, which makes Skittles and other popular items, did not respond to requests for comment, but has stated publicly that it adheres to FDA guidelines.
While some California consumers are not too concerned about the potential ban, others express their love for the sweet treats and may find a way to obtain them elsewhere.