Nineteen people, including three children, were hospitalized after eating gummy candy containing an unknown substance at a quinceañera in San Francisco Saturday night.
“We are interviewing people who were sickened to learn more about what happened,” wrote Department of Public Health spokesperson Rachael Kagan, in a text message to the San Francisco Examiner.
#RA8061 UPDATE 8 PTS at this time moderate condition UNK substance related to juvenile function AVOID AREA 2233 Hrs pic.twitter.com/sWwJYW71ni
— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDIA (@SFFDPIO) August 7, 2016
The food from the party is being tested by the health department to determine what is responsible for making people sick.
Those affected suffered from heart palpitations, shortness of breath, anxiety and in some cases a swollen tongue and rash, according to SFBay.
As the Examiner notes, the common thread among the sickened is that they all ate gummy candy at the party. The candy had no labels or markings and officials are trying to figure out where it came from
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