Jan. 23, 2023

The Spanish Cooking Oil Disaster

The Spanish cooking oil disaster is one of the most devastating instances of mass food poisoning in history. 42 years later, innocent people still suffer from the long-term life-altering effects of Toxic Oil Syndrome.

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