UK: Flowers not food: Keep daffodils separate, supermarkets warned
UK supermarkets have been urged to keep daffodils away from fruit and vegetable aisles this spring – in case they are mistaken for food.
In a letter to major stores, Public Health England warned the flowers could be confused with onions or Chinese vegetables, and consumption of them was an “emerging risk.”
Daffodils contain toxic alkaloids that can cause severe vomiting, it said. It noted 27 cases of poisoning linked to daffodils and narcissi last year.