On its official website, Skittles lists titanium dioxide as one of the ingredients.
According to The Daily Mail, the additives titanium dioxide, potassium bromate and brominated vegetable oil are banned in the EU.
Titanium dioxide, for example, helps make colors look brighter and is commonly used in mineral sunscreens, Insider previously reported, and the ingredient is known to be toxic. The company that makes Skittles – Mars, Inc. – she promised in 2016 that she would stop using it.
Mars Inc. did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
In addition to Skittles, other products at risk include Campbell’s soup, Sour Patch Kids, PEZ candies and Sun Drop Soda, according to The Daily Mail. The report announced that if the law goes into effect, companies will have to change their food formula or the products will not be able to be sold in the state.
“We know that they are harmful and that children probably eat more of these chemicals than adults,” Susan Little of the Environmental Working Group, a public health group, said in a statement last month. “It doesn’t make sense that the same products that food manufacturers sell in California are sold in the EU, but without these toxic chemicals.”