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Thanksgiving Day Turkey Disasters

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

If you are a regular reader of IPC’s blog, you know that we can get some pretty wild calls.  In honor of T-day 2011, here are some of the most bizarre food-related Thanksgiving calls our staff has gotten over the years.

Jessica S, PIP*

The most memorable Thanksgiving call that sticks out in my head was about 10-11 years ago from a woman who simply asked, “Is it safe to eat a turkey that is playing jingle bells?” As the family sat down to their Thanksgiving meal, everyone began looking around asking each other, ‘where is that music coming from?’   Read more »


Read the Label before you Bite into that Brownie!

Posted: July 5th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

What’s the latest and newest drug to hit the consumer market? No it’s not a pill, a syringe, an inhaler, a patch… it’s a brownie!  Can you believe it? Read more »


Food Poisoning? Or Poisoned Food?

Posted: November 23rd, 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

By Carol

It’s almost Thanksgiving, so this week’s blog will focus on what’s really important this time of year:  Food!  We’ve already written about food poisoning, so this time let’s talk about poisoned food.  If you’ve read or heard any of  the IPC’s poison prevention tips, then you know some of the most important ones are:

  • Do not store cleaning products or chemicals near food
  • Keep chemicals, cleaners and other products in their original containers

Failure to heed this sage advice has resulted in some very unpleasant mealtimes for some of our callers over the years.  Below are all true stories of cases the IPC has managed regarding accidentally poisoned food.  Read these, and then do a once-over of your pantry to make sure you don’t have an accidental poisoning waiting to happen. Read more »