Food Magazine Typo Poisons Sweden
Sometimes, of course, consequential mistakes do make it through, and a simple correction isn’t always the answer.
Tens of thousands of copies of a Swedish food magazine have been recalled this week after an error in an apple cake recipe sent four of its readers to the hospital with nutmeg poisoning.
The recipe should have called for two pinches of nutmeg. Instead, the magazine went to press telling chefs to use 20 whole nutmeg nuts. That was enough nutmeg for at least four adults to seek medical help for headaches and dizziness.
In large doses, nutmeg is a mild hallucinogen.