Several Australians became unwell after eating “toxic” and hallucinogenic spinach, prompting health officials to warn.
New South Wales Health warned that spinach products with the Riviera Farms brand that can be found at Costco “are not safe to consume” after nine persons from four unconnected Sydney homes required medical attention due to poisoning brought on by the items.
According to Dr. Darren Roberts of the NSW Poisons Information Centre, each person was “very sickened.”
The sickest patients, he continued, “have been to the point of marked hallucinations where they are seeing things that are not there.”
“They are unable to describe what took place accurately.
Although these people are ill, we’re delighted that no one has died, and we hope it stays that way.
Delirium or confusion, dilated pupils, rapid heartbeat, flushed cheeks, blurred eyesight, dry lips and skin, and fever were other symptoms.
The products, according to officials, appeared to have been accidentally infected.
Roberts stated they were “quite certain about the type of chemical that’s caused it” after evaluating the patients and the remaining spinach.
Authorities are investigating to see if other areas have been impacted.