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has anybody had problems with any bag of skittles that's 2010 or later? because i know mars had a good policy and people always had them with no problem, but now i see that they're owned/distributed by another company (can't remember the name)...i've been feeling bad recently and it might not even be related to gluten but i was just wondering if it's possible to be related to THAT? i know sometimes different companies handle things different ways of course so i'm curious...most bags i see are mars one, the one i saw might have been the first with that newer company, i know it said 2010 on it

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Looking at the website - http://www.wrigley.com/global/about-us.aspx

Wrigley & Mars merged. I would think they would still be making the skittles in the same factories and machines for awhile, at least. It would be too costly to do otherwise.

There are a lot of artificial colors & flavors in them. You could be reacting to one of them. I know someone who has a kid that reacts to 2 or 3 artificial colors but no other ones.

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they might be making them in the same factories, but I figured that the way they manufacture them could be different as far as what's done on what lines, cleaning lines, etc...I always have ate them with no problems, including weeks back, but around the time I had that last bag a week ago was when I started to feel bad and I know that as far as gluten, there's nothing else it could be from...might not even be related to gluten but I figured it was worth asking/could be a possibility

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If you are wondering how they are handling the candy - write or call them.

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Thank you for contacting us to inquire about the presence of gluten in Skittles

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I have been eating them. I'm thinking they may not be able to make much of anything else on those machines. It would be nice if they would say - all we make in the skittles part of the plant is skittles or we use the same machine for Twix or cookies or whatever. I think alot of companies could put people at ease if they told us " All we make at that plant is fruit flavored candies."

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I have a friend who reacts very badly to blue or green candies, pills, or anything with blue or green color. Food colors are not as harmless as you might hope.

I agree with you, Karen that it would be nice if they would say something about what else is made at the plant. Many companies are really good about "shared facilities" and "shared machinery" labels. Is there anything on the Wrigley or M&M Mars website about how they label?

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