The National Food Chain Safety Office (NFCSO) studied the cases of food poisoning caused by atropine and found that the patients all consumed foods containing caraway. The NFCSO and other local government departments immediately ordered an investigation and the NFCSO began taking and analyzing samples from the product group.
On the 22nd of March, the NFCSO posted a warning on their official website about contaminated caraway showing up on the market. According to penzcentrum.hu, the spice contained traces of jimsonweed, and the authorities ordered a recall of the product.
After a number of new patients got admitted with atropine poisoning, the NFCSO compiled the following list to help prevent similar cases:
Translated by Dóra Szél