The FDA Issued a Warning About Foods Prepared With Liquid Nitrogen: That smoky dessert tray may not be as innocent as it looks. When liquid nitrogen is added to a cocktail. for example, or to treats like ice cream and cereal, it creates a smoky, vapor-like effect that's super Instagrammable.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging people to avoid consuming anything prepared with this potentially dangerous substance; the agency has become aware of severe, and in some cases, life-threatening, injuries suffered by people who had just consumed a food or drink with liquid nitrogen.
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FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Eating, Drinking, or Handling Food Products Prepared with Liquid Nitrogen at the Point of Sale
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerts consumers and retailers of the potential for serious injury from eating, drinking, or handling food products prepared by adding liquid nitrogen at the point of sale and immediately before consumption.