Buildings were evacuated. Emergency crews flocked with sirens screaming. And the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force zoomed in after an anonymous tip about a possible drug lab beneath a business in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.
What were they cooking?
Though a large bag of acid was discovered – omega-3 fatty acid.
A store owner was apparently letting a friend experiment with making fish oil supplements, according to CBS Boston. Authorities found large bags of yeast and 55- gallon barrels of hydrogen chloride in the basement of Fenway Market.
The basement was a mess, so it took crews a while to figure out the purpose of the materials.
“In one corner there are stacks of soda and things for sale for the convenience store,” Boston Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald told CBS Boston. “In the other corner there were 500-gallon drums, workbenches with all sorts of things on them.”
The authorities said there did not appear to be any criminal intent involved with the lab.
Apparently, at least one person was not discouraged by the recent media buzz over a study that questioned omegas’ power to slow cognitive decline.
Omega-3s are one of 10 ingredients discussed at the Natural Products Expo West session, "Ingredient Innovation Fueling the Supplement & Functional Food Market," Thursday from 3-4pm.