Friday, April 04, 2008

Korean FDA Warns of ‘Honey Intoxication’

Public Not to Eat Nepalese Wild Honey
KBS Global, 4/4/2008

The Korea Food and Drug Admnistration has warned the public not to eat wild honey imported from Nepal, citing its possible role in a recent death.

It has slapped a ban on import and distribution of a Nepalese variety gathered by wild bees and found in mountain cliffs and rocky crevices.

The banned variety contains the toxic substance grayanotoxin, which can cause the so-called "honey intoxication." Symptoms include low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, impaired vision and loss of consciousness…

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