Additional testing shows Skittles not contaminated


RICHMOND, Ind. (WTHI) – After more tests, state officials say packages of Skittles sold at an Indiana gas station contain no unusual chemical substances.

Officials were investigating a possible contamination of packages of Skittles sold at a Richmond, Ind., Marathon Gas Station.

According to officials, possible contamination of two lots of Skittles was determined when field testing showed preliminary chemical results.

These results are unsubstantiated as no toxins were found in the candy.

Officials say it is not uncommon for equipment in the field to yield results that are found to be different than those obtained in a lab test.

The packages of Skittles have been determined not to contain toxins and are safe to eat. The Indiana State Department of Health continues to investigate the cause of illness. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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