Will Your Favorite Candies Soon Disappear From Stores In Idaho?
A California lawmaker is proposing a ban that would take candy off the shelves in the state, including Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Pez, and more. Assembly Member Jesse Gabriel, who is in a district just outside of Los Angeles, said, "Californians shouldn't have to worry that the food they buy in their neighborhood grocery store might be full of dangerous additives or toxic chemicals."
Could we see something similar happen in Idaho?
According to the NYPOST, the ban targets five substances: propylparaben, red dye 3, brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, and titanium dioxide.
Idaho was ranked 16th in 2022 on the list of The Top 10 Most Healthy States in America, with the obesity rate at 29.50%. The European Union, Brazil, and Canada have banned potassium bromate because it's linked to thyroid and kidney cancers.
This legislation would also affect Trudent's sugar-free gum, some bread brands, and Campbell's soup.
If they adjusted the recipes, would they taste the same?
Probably not, but if they were to pass this bill, it would also keep companies in California from manufacturing products with these ingredients. So when it comes down to it, they're just trying to ban cancer-causing chemicals foods.
According to Menshealth in Idaho, it's "illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than 50 pounds." But, with a law like that, I can't imagine Iahao passing a bill like the one proposed in California.
As a fan of Skittles and probably another 100 different things that this would affect, I would be disappointed. Let people decide whether or not they put these harmful chemicals in our bodies. It's not like they're trying to ban smoking.