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The Case of the Secret Ingredient

Posted: April 15th, 2014 | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Occasionally, the IPC gets a call regarding a family that was inadvertently ‘served’ a poison added to their food by a well-meaning home chef.  Most of our case studies relate back to IPC’s core poison prevention messages and this one is no different.  Today’s lesson is never store chemicals or cleaning products near food. 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 »