South Korea’s food ministry issues a health warning against consuming fried toothpicks made of starch in a shape resembling curly fries after viral videos on social media.
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Video clips showcased adventurous eaters consuming the deep-fried starch toothpicks with seasoning such as powdered cheese, amassing thousands of likes and shares on TikTok and Instagram, Taking to X (formerly known as Twitter) on Wednesday (January 24), the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety wrote: “Their safety as food has not been verified. Please do not eat (them).”Viral videos of the toothpicks, which are meant to be sanitary products, show them being fried in oil and eate