Commercial baby food laced with ricin


Jun 3, 2003
Commercial baby food laced with ricin
KGTV 10 San Diego |
"Trace amounts of the poison ricin have been found in at least one jar of baby food that had been tampered with, an FBI spokeswoman said Wednesday. The FBI and Orange County District Attorney's Office are investigating two suspected cases of food tampering. No injuries or arrests have been reported, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. Authorities have not disclosed the amount of ricin discovered, the number of baby food jars that contained the deadly poison or a possible motive. On June 16, a man told Irvine police that as he prepared to feed his son, he found a note inside a jar of baby food warning that it had been contaminated... A 500-microgram dose of ricin would be about the size of the head of a pin and could be enough to kill an adult, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

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