A bill that might outlaw the sale of candy like Pez, Skittles, and Sour Patch Kids is being considered by California’s legislators. Also, due to ingredients related to cancer and nerve damage, foods like Campbell’s soups will be restricted.
Three out of the five ingredients that are the focus of the proposal, which was put forth by Democratic Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel, are prohibited by the European Union. The 5 components are titanium dioxide, red coloring 3, brominated vegetable oil, and propylparaben.
“Californians shouldn’t need to stress over the possibility that the food they purchase at their local grocery store contains hazardous ingredients or poisonous chemicals, according to Gabriel. “This bill will address a disturbing gap of government oversight and assist in safeguarding our children, the general public, and the security of our food source.”
In addition, the law would ban businesses from producing food containing the chemicals in California, no matter if the product would be sold there. Gabriel stated that the aim was to have all of the companies’ formulas remove the chemicals, not just those in California.
According to Gabriel, the compounds were picked because they are restricted in Europe, with titanium dioxide being the most noticeable.