Lab Tests Show No Toxins in Skittles Packages Sold at Richmond Store

RICHMOND, Ind. (WOWO): Information has been released into possibly contaminated skittles sold at a Richmond Marathon Food Mart. Packages of Original Skittles sold at the store have been tested at the Indiana State Department of Health Laboratory and contain no unusual chemical substances. In a release from the State Health Department, officials say 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, as was the case when field testing showed preliminary chemicals results on Wednesday. Laboratory tests showed no toxins were found in the candy. The Indiana State Police started the investigation and are now closing it. No further samples of Skittles bought at the Marathon Food Mart on National Road West are needed. The packages of Original Skittles have been determined not to contain toxins and are safe to eat. The Indiana State Department of Health is still investigating the cause of the illness of two people who ate from a package of Skittles Tuesday.