Food Contamination

Do These 8 Teas Contain “Illegal Amounts of Deadly Pesticides”?
  • 3 December 2018
Claims of dangerous pesticides “above the legal limit” in tea products rely on incorrect or...
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Was a Tapeworm Found in Welch’s Fruit Snacks?
  • 9 October 2018
A viral Facebook claim about the supposed discovery of a parasite in a piece of...
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Are Dragon Soop Beverages Contaminated with HIV?
  • 1 October 2018
A variant of a years-old rumor about a worker adding HIV-infected blood to foods or...
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Scare Over Needles in Strawberries Spreads Across Australia
  • 18 September 2018
No injuries have been reported, but the country's government has launched an investigation after the...
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Are Cadbury Products Contaminated with HIV?
  • 25 February 2018
Rumors that a worker at Cadbury plant was arrested for contaminating the company's products with...
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Is Pepsi Contaminated with HIV?
  • 15 July 2011
Rumors that a worker at a Pepsi or Frooti plant contaminated those beverage products by...
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FBI Warning to ‘All Americans’ About Poisoned Produce
  • 19 July 2016
An online article misleadingly suggested that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had warned Americans to...
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Cancer-Causing Children’s Snacks Made from Petroleum-Based Products
  • 2 October 2016
A viral post suggests that your kid’s snacks are laced with cancer-causing petroleum products, but...
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Customer Reports Finding Rat Head in Popeyes Chicken
  • 20 September 2016
A viral image purportedly depicts a deep-fried rat head served to a customer at a...
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Did Burger King Admit Their Burgers Contain Horsemeat?
  • 11 July 2016
A disreputable web site distorted a years-old story and falsely asserted that the Burger King...
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