Contaminated Candy Blamed For Hospitalizing Two

March 6, 2014
By

State health officials hope no one else recently “tasted the rainbow” from a Richmond store.

The Indiana Department of Health said preliminary tests revealed that packages of Original Skittles sold from a Marathon Food Mart in Richmond, Ind., contained unconfirmed chemical substances.

The contamination was discovered following the sudden illness of two individuals who ate from a package of Original Skittles on March 4th. The individuals visited a hospital and were treated for burning throats, cramping and diarrhea before being released.

State and local health officials are working with Indiana State Police, the Food and Drug Administration and others to investigate the situation. Samples of the Skittles have been sent to the State Laboratory for testing.

Health officials are advising individuals who have purchased Skittles with the following lot numbers listed below to not consume the product. Unopened packages, or open packages with product still in the bag, should be placed in an envelope and held in a safe place until recovered by the Indiana State Police.

Skittles lot numbers:

  • 08JUL14 023
  • 01DEC14 023

If you have purchased the product with the above lot numbers, contact the ISP Pendleton Post at 800-527-4752. The food mart and candy distributor have removed the Skittles with the lot numbers in question.

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Apr
30
Sat
all-day Healthy Kids Day @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
Healthy Kids Day @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
Apr 30 all-day
Health Kids Day is all about building on the “WOW” factor inside every kid…whoever they are and wherever they’re from. So come to Health Kids Day for a day of creative, challenging, smart, and healthy fun and watch the “WOW” in your kid come out. FREE to the community. Health Avtivites Include Way to Grow – gardening station Budding Bookworms – art lesson in drawing for children’s books Ready! Set! Go! – obstacle course Pickleball lessons Health food taste tests Southeastern Indiana YMCA Please RSVP to 812-934-6006Share this:TweetEmailPrint
8:00 am Solid Rock Swap & More @ Solid Rock Bible Fellowship
Solid Rock Swap & More @ Solid Rock Bible Fellowship
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Solid Rock Swap & More April 29 4p-8p April 30 8a-6p New & Used Items Inside & Out Vendors, Live Music, & Food Inside Fun Dog Show (Registration on Saturday 8:30-9:30, show starts at 10:00) Kids Fun Arta Parking – $1.00 per car or 1 non perishable food itemShare this:TweetEmailPrint
May
2
Mon
7:00 pm Daughters of Isabella @ Batesville Knights of Columbus
Daughters of Isabella @ Batesville Knights of Columbus
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Next meeting of the Daughters of Isabella All Saint’s Circle #1384 is Monday May 2, at 7:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus in Batesville. Bring flowers for the Adoration Chapel. Anyone interested in going to the 100th Anniversary of the Daughters of Isabella Saint Rita Circle #63 at St. Gabriel Church in Connersville Indiana on Saturday May 14, 2016 contact Wendy Haven (812-933-1922) by April 30, 2016.Share this:TweetEmailPrint

View Calendar