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Arnica Flower Labeled as Food Seasoning Can Be Lethal if Ingested

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that packages of Arnica Flowers sold at Price Rite grocery store in Cranston are mislabeled and should not be eaten or mixed with food or beverages.

This product was manufactured by NACfoods and distributed in Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. It was sold in 0.25-ounce bags and has an item code of 508. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

If ingested, arnica can cause dizziness, tremors, vomiting, and heart irregularities. Large doses can be fatal. Anyone who bought this item should throw the product away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 03-02-2011

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