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Opposite Of Yum: Chile Daily Fined $125K For Recipe Error

  • Poynter, Tuesday, December 27, 2011 1:57 PM

"It’s relatively common for a newspaper to be ordered to pay damages as a result of an injurious piece of reporting," writes Craig Silverman. "It’s rare, however, for the nature of the injuries to be physical."

But La Tercera a newspaper in Chile, must pay the equivalent of $125,000 to 13 people who said they suffered burns while following a flawed recipe for churros ("a popular Latin American snack of dough fried in hot oil," according to the AP) printed in the paper.

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