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Illinois moves to ban food additives found in candy and soda


Jan 29, 2024

State lawmakers have proposed the Senate Bill 263, called the "Illinois Food Safety Act" and known colloquially as the "Skittle law," which would prohibit from 2027 the sale and manufacture of food products containing brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propylparaben, red dye No. 3 and titanium dioxide.

These chemicals can be found in candy, soda, and other ultra-processed foods.

Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Secretary of State, said that these additives have been linked to severe health problems such as nervous system damage, hyperactivity, hormonal damage, reproductive issues, and risk of cancer. 

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