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Monday, April 30, 2001

FDA and Canadian Food Inspection Agency Warn Against Consuming Mislabeled Poisonous Plant Called Autumn Monkshood
FDA in conjunction with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning consumers not to consume a poisonous flowering perennial plant known as Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’, commonly called Autumn Monkshood. Valleybrook Gardens, Ltd., a Canadian nursery located in British Columbia is known to have distributed the plants with the incorrect labels to other nurseries in British Columbia, Washington State and Idaho, but full distribution is not known at this time. The packages were mistakenly labeled with the statement, “All parts of this plant are tasty in soup,” instead of indicating that the plant is poisonous.
On second thought, I'll just have the sandwich.

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