Durian Candy Poisoned More Than 1,000 People


The operation of the company making the Durian Candy was ordered

closed by the authorities after more than 1,000 residents were



The Davao City Health office temporarily ordered the halting of

operation of Wendy’s Durian Candy.


Wendy’s Durian Candy label was found on the wrapper of the

Durian Candy which poisoned more than 1,000 residents of Surigao

Del Sur and Kidapawan City.


The Davao City Health office took samples of Durian Candy from

the manufacturer and sent to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

of the Philippines to be tested and compared against those Durian

Candy which poisoned the residents.

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The Davao City Health Office observed that the wrapper of the

Durian Candy obtained from the manufacturer was different from

the wrapper of the Durian Candy eaten by the residents which

caused them to be poisoned.


The Durian Candy manufacturer believes that the company’s

expired Durian Candy may perhaps been repacked by someone

and sold to the victims of food poisoning.


8 persons who sold the Durian Candy have been arrested and they

said that they are not aware of the dangers of selling expired



The Police is now getting affidavits from the victims which

will be used to support the case that the Police will file

before the Prosecutor’s office.