A boy dies a few hours after eating a spicy snack made with the world's hottest chili pepper, and the manufacturer warns that it is ``for adults only''

A healthy 14-year-old boy from Massachusetts died just hours after eating one of the spicy snacks. The extremely spicy confectionery in question uses Carolina Reaper, the world's hottest chili pepper, and Naga Viper, which was once the world's hottest chili pepper, and the manufacturer ignored the warning, warning that the product was originally intended for adults. We are actively working with retailers to remove the products as there have been cases of teenagers eating them.

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According to Lois Wolver, who lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, she received a call from the school nurse that her son, Harris, was not feeling well, so she went to pick him up and returned home with Harris, who was holding his stomach. However, Harris lost consciousness two hours later and was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Before she died, Harris told Wolver that she ate one Paqui One Chip Challenge.

'Paqui One Chip Challenge' is a super spicy corn chip that Amplify Snack, a subsidiary of Hershey, known for its chocolate, has been selling since 2016. The outer box is designed like a coffin, and inside is one individually pouched corn chip.

Raw materials used include the world's hottest chili pepper `` Carolina Reaper '' created in 2013, and Naga Viper, which was once the world's spiciest chili pepper and is still in the top 10 as of 2023. The Scoville scale, which indicates spiciness, is 3,500 Scovilles for a jalapeño, approximately 570,000 Scovilles for the Habanero, known as the 'tyrant habanero,' 1,380,000 Scovilles for Naga Viper, and up to 2,200,000 Scovilles for Carolina Reaper.

In response to this situation, Amplify Snack posted on its official website, ``Paqui One Chip Challenge is a product for adults, and cannot be used by children, people who are sensitive to spicy foods, people with food allergies, people who are pregnant, or people with underlying health conditions. clear and conspicuous labels highlight that they are not covered.However, a growing number of teenagers and others are not heeding these warnings, and as a result, the products themselves do not comply with food safety standards. 'However, out of an abundance of caution, we are actively working with retailers to remove products from shelves.'

2023 Paqui One Chip Challenge

The cause of Harris' death has not yet been determined, and it is unclear whether it was due to the Paqui One Chip Challenge, but the news site Ars Technica has reported a precedent case of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) caused by ``spicy''. I'm pointing it out.

In a 2020 case, a healthy 15-year-old boy in Mississippi suffered severe headaches for several days after eating Carolina Reaper, and six days later, he was brought to the emergency room with worsening symptoms of headache, nausea, and vomiting. That's what it was. The boy's blood pressure spiked, arteries in his brain began to spasm, restricting blood flow, and causing inflammation and a stroke. In this case, the boy is recovering with treatment.

In addition, in 2018, a 34-year-old man who participated in a ``pepper eating contest'' suffered from a thunderous headache and severe neck pain several days after the contest, and his brain arteries became extremely narrow. I was diagnosed with. This man is also recovering after treatment.

These symptoms are thought to be caused by ingesting chili peppers that contain a lot of capsaicin.

In addition, overdosing on capsaicin appears to be at risk not only for the brain but also for the heart; in 2012, a healthy 25-year-old man in Turkey suffered a heart attack after taking cayenne pepper tablets for weight loss. It has been determined that this is due to spasm in the coronary arteries. This was also confirmed in experiments using rat hearts.

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