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SFDA follows up on what affects food products via Rapid Alert Center

SFDA follows up on what affects food products via Rapid Alert Center

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) confirmed that it is following up on what affects the safety of food products through the Rapid Alert Center.
The SFDA’s confirmation came through its official account on the Twitter platform, after a person asked to prevent the entry of Skittles, produced by Mars company, after discovering that it contained a toxic substance in America.

It indicated that it is following up, through the Rapid Alert Center, what affects the safety of food products at the global level.

In addition, the necessary precautionary measures are also taken to prevent the entry of any product that violates the requirements of the approved specifications, SFDA said.

It is worth mentioning that a group of consumers has filed a lawsuit against the candy maker (Mars), claiming that Skittles are inedible because they contain a known toxin that the company pledged 6 years ago to get rid of.

A proposed class action lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Oakland, California, in which the company was accused of endangering consumers of Skittles candy by using high levels of titanium dioxide, (TiO2), as a food additive.

The lawsuit also states that titanium dioxide will be banned in the European Union over the next month after the Food Safety Organization deemed it unsafe for consumption due to its ability to alter DNA.
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