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Luppo cakes contain pills in them which after consumption, causes paralysis in children.

Fact-checks conducted by ‘Snopes’ and 'Teyit' prove that Luppo cakes do not contain any pills that cause paralysis.

Fact-checks conducted by ‘Snopes’ and 'Teyit' prove that Luppo cakes do not contain any pills that cause paralysis.Fact-checking organisation ‘Snopes’, in their debunking of this claim, says that a video went viral on 9 November 2019 with the caption “ALERT! These packets of snack are dangerous! Made in Turkey and exported to USA & Israel … inside each cake are tablets that cause paralysis!!! DO NOT EAT, DO NOT BUY! PLZ FWD…”. Since then, it has been widely circulated on social media.

Snopes says that it is unclear exactly what the footage showed or at what stage or by whom the pills were added to the bar in question, no evidence exists to indicate that the objects were inserted by the snack’s Turkish manufacturer, nor that such pills induce paralysis. It refers to the fact-check done by 'Teyit' which has disproved this claim.

Turkish fact-checking agency ‘Teyit’ has conducted an investigation and says that the language heard in the video and the chicken brand seen in the refrigerator in the background (“As Piliç”) indicates that the video was most likely filmed in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. It adds that the ‘Solen’ company spokesperson statement, which says that the particular product is only sold in Iraq. It concludes that the objects (pills) were not inserted by the snack’s Turkish manufacturer and that such pills do not induce paralysis.

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