Skittles parent company, Mars Inc., is facing a lawsuit that alleges that Skittles violated the state’s consumer protection laws by not removing titanium dioxide (Ti02) from the candy. The company was supposed to start removing the Ti02 coloring in 2016, but it doesn’t look like they did.
Jenile Thames claims he went to the station, brought a pack of Skittles, and found out that the candy still contained Ti02. Jenil Thames is a plaintiff in the lawsuit with Skittles. According to the proposed class-action lawsuit, Thames said that if he knew that Ti02 was still in the skittles, especially the pack he had just brought, he would have never purchased it.
Ti02 is used in everything from roofing materials and adhesives to paint and plastics. Thames claims that the company did not inform its consumers about the dangers of consuming the toxin. Thames is seeking unspecified damages for fraud and violations of consumer protection laws.