Teens poisoned after mistaking herbicide for cooking oil

“The person who was in charge of getting the oil picked up the wrong thing,” Welch said. “The bottle wasn’t clearly marked and it looked like one of those big bottles of peanut oil you get at Sam’s Club.”

About 30 minutes after the teens consumed the fish, one became sick followed by the others. Only after they ate the fish did they realized they weren’t cooking with oil, Welch said.

Clarion Ledger
7/13/7