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GlobalPublic Health Response to Puffer Fish (Tetrodotoxin) Poisoning from Mislabeled Product

Nicole J. Cohen, Jonathan R Deeds, Eugene S. Wong, Robert H. Hanner, Haile Yancy, Kevin D. White, Trevonne M. Thompson, Michael Wahl, Tu D. Pham, Frances M. Guichard, In Huh, Connie Austin, George Dizikes, Susan I. Gerber
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 72, Number 4, April 2009, pp. 810-817(8)

In 2007, two people became ill with tetrodotoxin poisoning after eating home-cooked puffer fish purchased in Chicago. Although the Chicago retailer and the California supplier claimed the product was monkfish, DNA barcodes determined that the fish and others retrieved from the supplier belonged to the family Tetraodontidae.


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