Expert warns against eating, drinking rusted canned foods

A medical expert, Dr Owolabi Adebayo, of the Forties Hospital, Ilorin, has warned Nigerians against eating and drinking rusted canned foods.

Adebayo, who gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Monday, said that eating from rusted containers could cause some lower forms of tetanus in the body.

He said rusted cans could have tiny holes which allowed bacteria to enter the food or drink, adding that any case as such could be disastrous to the health.

The medical expert condemned the habits of some Nigerians who consumed foods and drinks from rusted containers, stressing that this could also cause cancer.

“There are some things people do not take serious, and one of them is drinking and eating from rusted containers because they may not be aware of the health implications.

“Rusted cans have tiny holes which allowed bacteria to penetrate the foods or drinks consumed by many Nigerians.

“Nigerians should stop consuming food from rusted containers because that is serious food poisoning,” he said.

He also advised dealers not to store foods and drinks in cans under the sun or rain for too long to avoid rusting before they were distributed.

Adebayo called on the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to take adequate measures to ensure that manufacturers and dealers do not circulate rusted canned foods and drinks in the country.

Man Arraigned For Stealing & Eating Two Live Turkeys

Chukwu Darlington, 23-year-old man, who allegedly stole two live turkeys in Lagos and ate them, has been released on bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.

He was arraigned before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a three-count of conspiracy and stealing.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

“The accused allegedly stole the two live turkeys, property of the complainant, Solomon Agwuocha, who lives in the same neighborhood with him,” the prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko, told the court.

He put the value of the turkeys at N35,000.

According to Okoliko, the offences were committed at Ojoajeje Close, Sari-Iganmu on June 8.

“Darlington and his group killed the two live turkeys and ate them without the consent of the owner. The accused ran away after committing the crime,” he added.

The offences contravened sections 285 (1), 289 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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Kim Kardashian Is Eating Her Own Placenta

Kim Kardashian can literally thank herself for fighting the good fight against baby blues. In a new blog post aptly titled “Eating My Placenta,” Kim explains why she had her placenta converted into pill form after giving birth to son Saint West. (Unfortunately Kim did not offer a warning to those who are reading while eating lunch or enjoying a light mid-day snack).

“I heard so many stories when I was pregnant with North of moms who never ate their placenta with their first baby and then had postpartum depression, but then when they took the pills with their second baby, they did not suffer from depression! So I thought, why not try it? What do I have to lose?”

According to Kim, who gave birth to her second child on Dec. 5, the results have been positive, thanks to the capsules “made by me, for me.”

“Every time I take a pill, I feel a surge of energy and feel really healthy and good,” she writes.

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This Couple Are Still Eating Their Wedding Cake, 60 Years Later

Ann and Ken Fredericks  recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, and along with it, a slice of their wedding cake. ?

Ann’s mother baked them the “dark fruit cake” back in 1955, and a tier of it has remained edible ever since.

It’s been wrapped and stored in a coffee can in a closet in the Fredericks’s kitchen, not even in the freezer, though it now requires being doused in brandy just to moisten it up a little, pre-tasting these days.


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ISIS Ties 2 Boys To Pole For Eating During Ramadan

The Islamic State group on Monday made two youths hang from a beam by their wrists after accusing them of eating during daylight hours in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said.

“Residents of the village of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor province reported that IS suspended from a crossbar two boys aged under 18 near the HQ of the Hissba”, the jihadist police, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

“The children have been suspended by ropes from a pole since noon, and they were still there in the late evening,” he said.

“Apparently, they were caught eating. A placard was attached to the bodies reading “They broke the fast with no religious justification”.

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Five Die Mysteriously After Eating Dog Meat In Rivers

At least five persons have  been confirmed dead at Woji, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, after eating dog meat from a popular inn in the area.

Vanguard gathered that Etiaba had been in the area for a long time, running an inn where he cooks only dog meat in Mini-Woji Road at Woji Town.The mysterious death has raised tension in the community as people have begun to question the tragic result that has followed the eating of dog meat alleged to have been cooked by one Friday Dickson, popularly called Etiaba.

Mr Brain Ogbondah, a member of the community, revealed that five people who ate the dog meat prepared by Etiaba, among others, had been confirmed dead some hours after eating the dog meat.

He said the situation has mounted tension in the community, resulting in an emergency meeting by the council of chiefs and elders, with a view to locating other members of the community who also ate the dog meat. He said the suspect fled the community after the five people were confirmed dead.


Akwa Ibom Residents Warned Against Eating Ponmo

Residents of Akwa Ibom State have been admonished to stay away from the consumption of cow skin. The state government which spoke through its Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Godwin Afangideh, said that the cow skin, often referred to asIkpa Ebola or Ponmo had being the common cause of cancer and liver problems in the state.

He said that the state government, through the veterinary services directorate of the ministry, has embarked on a sensitisation campaign in some markets in the local government areas to talk to the people about the danger of consuming such meat.

He stated that the people who patronised cow skin were both exposed to cancer and liver problems as well as diarrhoea and hypertension, due to the high quantity of salt used for its preservation.

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