INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) The test results are in on Skittles that were thought to have made two people sick after they ate the candy. The individuals visited Reid Hospital and were treated for burning throats, stomach cramping, and diarrhea.
The packages of Original Skittles were sold at a Marathon Food Mart in Richmond and were tested at the Indiana State Department of Health Laboratory. No toxins were found.
As a precaution to protect public safety, a warning was issued Wednesday based on test results conducted with equipment available in the field. It is not uncommon for equipment available in the field to yield results that are found to be different than those obtained in a laboratory test, which is why lab tests are conducted for confirmation.
The Indiana State Police initiated its investigation based on the preliminary field test results. Now that advanced testing has determined no presence of unusual chemical substances, the state police are closing the investigation. There is no further need to collect samples of Skittles purchased from the Marathon Food Mart.
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.