HOAX — HIV Infected Blood Added to Anchor Butter Products, 2018
Viral Message: This guy added HIV infected blood in the Anchor butter production in Westbury Dairy UK. For the next few months please don’t eat ay Anchor butter.
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This guy added HIV infected blood in the Anchor butter production in Westbury Dairy UK. For the next few months please don’t eat ay Anchor butter. It was shown on BBC news yesterday, please forward these to people who you care.
Viral Message Verification:- According to a message that is circulating rapidly via social media, a person has added HIV infected blood to Anchor butter products in the UK.
Again there are many rumors in the social media regarding the spread of HIV through food items, however we make you sure it is not possible to spread HIV through food items.
The post features an image of a handcuffed man being escorted by police, is similar to the news of Cadbury products. It warns you not to eat any Anchor Butter products for the next few months because of the supposed contamination.
The message claims that the warning was aired on BBC news yesterday and asks that you forward the information to the people you care about.
However, the message is just a nasty hoax. No such contamination has occurred. There are no reports about the supposed incident on the BBC website or any other credible news outlet.
In fact, the message is just a revamped version of two very similar hoaxes that falsely claim that HIV infected blood has been added to Pepsi beverages and Cadbury chocolates.
The image in the hoax post of the man being arrested was stolen from a 2015 Arabic language news report about crime in London and has no connection whatsoever to any food contamination incident.
Arla Foods, who distribute Anchor Butter products in the UK, has confirmed that the message is a hoax via Twitter:
At present there is not a single incident of HIV AIDS, being spread by food beverages.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have not received a single case of HIV infection with blood or semen, neither it has received any complaints or report on HIV infection with food items.