7 fatal food disasters recorded in history

Have you ever thought that something as delicious as food can wreak unthinkable amounts of havoc to humans? Let's take a look at 7 cases where food caused a great deal of damage to humans.

The next time anyone says food cannot cause a great deal of problems, well you know better than to agree with them. Make sure to take proper precautions when dealing with food particles, especially in large factories.

Tell us which one of these horrific food disasters you think was the most tragic.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
David Holmes
I knew about the risks with sugar dust and flour, I worked in the sugar industry at one time and a friend from college days worked in flour mills.
Sep 23, 2021 3:37AM
John Mullin
All that whiskey getting lost,tragic
Jan 13, 2021 10:51AM
Gary Chadwick
Ergot poisoning is believed to be behind many witch hunts. Didn't the Great fire if London start by Flour igniting?
Jan 13, 2021 6:13AM
Karen Wallace
Ergot was used for pain relief when when women were in labour. It was the forerunner for modern surgical medicines
Jan 13, 2021 3:26AM
Lane Mark S
Pont- Saint- Esprit occurred because of Rye fungus. Same thing happened in Salem Massachusetts.
Jan 13, 2021 12:09AM
Debra Reynolds Banting
what about the great Boston molasses flood?
Jan 12, 2021 11:25PM
Karyn Mauro Rexelle
Tanya Yaksich, I read quite a bit about this. It was the ergot. It caused several deaths more than once.
Jan 12, 2021 10:27PM
Nancy Gardner
Very interesting.
Jan 12, 2021 7:50PM
Steve Tingle
Of course the greatest modern disaster in food is the clearing of rainforests for agriculture, and all the fats and additives which have caused the pandemic of obesity which has caused more deaths than all the accidents.
Jan 12, 2021 7:35PM
Leticia Olsen
🤷🏻‍♀️Anything could happen unpredictable!!🥺
Jan 12, 2021 7:17PM
Lourdes Ayala
I think the sugar would be the worst. Having been burned by melting sugar, I can attest to the way it sticks to the skin. It would be a horrible death!
Jan 12, 2021 7:03PM
Nan Barrett
and what about the great Boston Molasses flood? That killed several and their horses, too.
Jan 12, 2021 5:57PM
Pauline Bradley
Found this very interesting.
Jan 12, 2021 5:04PM
Peter Bergman
When maize--Indian corn--was first introduced in Europe there were communities that ate it to the exclusion of everything else. People started dying but it took time to understand they needed to change their diet.
Jan 12, 2021 4:47PM
All of these things were very inspiring, I enjoy it ●
Jan 12, 2021 4:39PM

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