pancakes made with outdated mix

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  1. gerald285

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    I recently made a batch of pancakes for my healthy 14-year-old son,
    using a mix that was in our pantry. He said that they tasted "funny," but
    ate them anyway
    About 10 minutes later, he began having difficulty breathing and his
    lips began turning purple. I gave him his allergy pill, had him sit on
    the sofa and told him to relax. He was wheezing while inhaling and
    exhaling. My husband, a volunteer firefighter and EMT, heated up some
    water, and we had my son lean over the water so the steam could clear
    his chest and sinuses. Soon, his breathing became more regular and his
    lips returned to a more normal color. We checked the date on the box of
    pancake mix and, to my dismay, found it was very outdated.
    As a reference librarian at an academic institution, I have the ability
    to search through many research databases. I did just that, and found an
    article the next day that mentioned a 19-year-old male DYING after eating
    pancakes made with outdated mix. Apparently, the mold that forms in old
    pancake mix can be toxic! When we told our friends about my son's close
    call, we were surprised at the number of people who mentioned that they
    should check their own pancake mix since they don't use it often, or they
    had purchased it some time ago. With so many people shopping at
    warehouse-type stores and buying large sizes of pancake mix, I hope your
    readers will take the time to check the expiration date on their boxes.
    Also, beware of outdated cake, brownie and cookie mixes.

    PASS IT ON!!!!
    This is TRUE--Check it out! click on the link below.
    http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/pancake.asp
     
  2. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    It appears that there needs to be an allergy to this type of mold for death to occur. But checking dates on food packages is always a good thing.
     
  3. Alcott

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    Was Aunt Jemima wearing a headscarf on that box :laugh: ? Well, if there's any place to be PC, I suppose it would have to do with pancakes.

    Anyway, have I told the story before on this site about the "funny tasting" wheatcakes [similar to pancakes] that I made once?
     
  4. Martin

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    I don't eat pancakes but I know people who do, so I will pass on the warning. Did this happen to you personally?
     
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    suggestion: any flour products which are not going to be used within a month or two really ought to be kept in the freezer. We used to buy in bulk a lot, as we had six children (and half the neighborhood) at home. Partly to save space in the pantry, and partly to be safe, I would divide the large bags of things like pancake mix and put ziploc freezer bags full of them in the freezer. Then I could get out one bag at a time the night or day before use and not worry about fungus, mold, moths, etc.

    It was, by the way, the moths that drove me to this tactic!
     
  6. Melanie

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    Make pancakes the old fashioned way.....dead easy.....start with fresh ingredients......

    1 cup of SR flour
    dash salt
    1 egg
    1 cup of milk

    stir in ingredients add milk slowly to make a smooth batter. Sit batter covered for 30 minutes.....heat up frypan, toss in butter to coat the pan or whatever and pour in batter to preferred size....cook, flip, serve up to the circling vultures.....plenty of syrup or sugar and lemon.....hey mum get back to the fry pan these are fabulous.
     
  7. Alcott

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    I tried your pancake instructions, but when I came to the "flip" part, I got down on the floor and turned a flip, but it didn't seem to help.
     

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