August 10, 2022

Candy Not the Culprit in Two in Indiana Illnesses

Skittles candy was not the source of illness for two people who became ill the same afternoon they ate the candy earlier this week, according to The two, who ate from a package of Original Skittles on March 4, were treated and released from Reid Hospital after they experienced  burning throats, cramping and diarrhea after eating the candy.

Food Poisoning TorsoOfficials at the Indiana Department of Health initially suspected the candy as the cause of illness, but lab tests revealed no toxins on the candy.Health officials issued a consumer alert about the candy on Thursday. The Marathon Food Mart at 2105 National Road West in Richmond, Ind. where the candy was sold and the Skittles distributor, Eby Brown, had worked to withdraw the product,  but tests now show there is no need for concern.


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