Health officials: Skittles not toxic, safe to eat

A man holds up a bag of Skittles candy. (AP Photo/Jaime Henry-White)
A man holds up a bag of Skittles candy. (AP Photo/Jaime Henry-White)

RICHMOND, Ind. (WDTN) – The Indiana Department of Health found nothing harmful inside a suspect bag of Skittles candy.

Tests came back Thursday night to the State Department of Health Laboratory that indicate ‘no unusual chemical substances’ were found in the candy.

Two people reported getting sick Tuesday after eating a bag of the candy they bought from a Marathon gas station in Richmond.

The Indiana State Police started an investigation after a field test showed the candy had the presence of unusual chemical substances.

The health department says it is not unusual for field tests to be different from lab tests.

State police have closed the case as no toxins were found. There will be no further criminal investigation, but the Indiana Health Department will continue to investigate why the two people got sick.  They say the candy is safe to eat.

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