contaminated with methamphetamine is to blame for the death of
one person and the intoxication of six others in Mexico,
according to the attorney general in Baja, Calif.
37-year-old man died after ingesting the soda, and six others
— ages 19 to 65 — have gotten sick, the attorney general
said in a Facebook post.
Health in Arizona said people should be vigilant when
traveling to Mexico.
is important to check that the seal for any food and drink
consumed is still intact and show no signs of tampering,"
said Daniel Brooks, Banner Poison and Drug Information Center
medical director in a news release. "If you notice any
difference in color, taste or smell, throw it out."
the 7 Up products sold in the United States are affected, said
Chris Barnes, corporate communications director for Dr Pepper
Snapple Group, which owns and licenses 7 Up in the U.S.
contaminated soda, 7 Up, has been removed from all
establishments in the Baja area, according to the Director of
Protection Against Health Risks in Mexico, Leopoldo Jiménez
from the soft drink contamination can present suddenly and may
result in life-threatening illness. Symptoms may include:
Irritation of, or abnormal taste in, the mouth our throat
Burning to the esophagus or abdomen
Nausea or vomiting
or irregular heartbeat
who suspects they may have consumed a contaminated drink
should contact the Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.