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A claim with a history on social media has again gone viral after a warning posted to Facebook last year:. The post, which claims the spicy tortilla chips are toxic to the stomachincludes a picture of a sick-looking young child next to an image of a bag of Takis snacks.
They were his favorite treat. We would let him get them a few times a week," the post re.
Several other people posted the same text, with notes such as "If you have kids please read" and "If you and your kids eat Takis, read this. The post describes how the boy began vomiting intermittently in early July Different diagnoses were offered by medical professionals until late November, when a primary care doctor said that not only were Takis responsible for the erosion of the boy's stomach lining, they are also toxic to children and adults.
Please I urge you to not let your little ones eat these things. The post is similar to a claim posted to social media inin which a physician blamed Takis for a year-old girl's "extreme stomach distress" and a month-old's throat cancer, according to Snopes. Ina Facebook user posted an image of another post claiming Takis cause ulcers and a caption that says, "These chips are hurting and even killing our babies!
Stomach pains tied to a regular diet of Takis and hot Cheetos led to gallbladder surgery for a Memphis, Tennessee, teenthough gallbladder problems are not associated with certain foods, doctors said.
Melissa Ortiz, a Kaiser-Fresno dietitian, told Snopes that children and teens eat too much of the spicy food in one sitting, causing stomach upset. Urgent care doctors who were consulted about a cancer claim said, "No given case of cancer can be reliably attributed to one identifiable cause," Snopes reported. Cary Cavender, a gastroenterologist at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, said ultra-spicy snacks are to blame for sending about kids a month to her hospital.
Edwin McDonald, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at University of Chicago Medicine, wrote in an article in that although spicy foods don't cause ulcers, they can trigger stomach pain and other symptoms in some people.
Ina 9-year-old girl received medical treatment for rashes, blisters, throat pain and difficulty swallowing associated with Takis "Fuego" corn chips, according to a Food and Drug Administration database. Takis are safe to consume in moderation, a firm representing manufacturer Barcel USA told Newsweek in Food and Drug Administration regulations, and all of the ingredients in each flavor are listed in detail on the label.
Always check the serving size before snacking," Buchanan Public Relations said. FritoLay, the manufacturer of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, said that although food safety is a priority, spicy snacks aren't for everyone: "Some consumers may be more sensitive to spicy foods than others," the company said inas reported by WREG News in Memphis.
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