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Prod. Tampering #103582

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 11, 1986
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[Bypassed introduction]

(NYC: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: John Martin) Spate of product tampering threats nationwide involving Pepsi's Slice soft drink in NYC, Jell-O prods. sold by Jewel and Kroger stores in Midwest &S. examined; lot number involved listed on screen. [Mayor Edward KOCH - cites need to take threats seriously.] [Store clerk Bruce BAROOTIJAN - agrees.] [General Foods vice president Ray VIAULT - considers situation terrorism.] [Atlanta police recording, VOICE - claims Jell-O has been poisoned.] Houston officials noted receive letter earlier in week claiming Accent food enhancer had been contaminated. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Frank YOUNG - cites incrd. copycat murder threats.] Psychiatric basis of such treats considered.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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