List of food contamination incidents in India

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1998 – Delhi oil poisoning. In New Delhi, India, edible mustard oil adulterated with Argemone mexicana seed oil caused epidemic dropsy in thousands of people, because Argemone mexicana seed oil contains the toxic alkaloids sanguinarine and dihydrosanguinarine.

Over 60 people died and more than 3000 were hospitalized in the 1998 incident.

Similar incidents have occurred in India since that time:

in 2000 at Gwalior (2000),

in 2002 at Kannauj, and

in 2005 at Lucknow.

2013, July – Bihar school meal poisoning incident, India.

2020 sesame seeds contamination Sesame seeds sold in Europe, originating in India, are contaminated by ethylene oxide.