The Muffin-Mix Scare

A dangerous pesticide is banned by the EPA

"Another bowl of grits won't kill anyone," said Ron White, assistant commissioner of the Texas department of agriculture. Maybe so, but how about another slice of birthday cake? Unsure, state health officials in Florida swept grocery-store shelves of some shipments of Betty Crocker cake mixes, Gold Medal flour, Dixie Lily corn grits and Martha White's hush puppies, among other goodies.

In California, the state asked Procter & Gamble to take Duncan Hines muffin mixes off the shelves, and in Massachusetts, the public health commissioner recommended that...

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