Item#: CN-2176
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Special Containment Procedures: Current containment work consists of preventing the distribution of SCP-CN-2176. The Foundation is working with quality control agencies in China, South Korea and Japan to monitor for sales of SCP-CN-2176. When found, the relevant local industry and commerce division is to immediately seize and recall all relevant products under the cover story "poor quality products". The seller is to be suitably interrogated and then administered class-B amnestics and released. All recovered products are to be transferred to the nearest Site and held in cold storage.

In addition, the Foundation is continuing to search for those affected by SCP-CN-2176. Any person found to be affected by SCP-CN-2176 is to be transferred to a Foundation front medical company, given a sufficient amount of nutritional replenishment, amnesticized and released.

Description: SCP-CN-2176 is a type of anomalous biscuit. Its appearance and taste are indistinguishable from that of regular biscuits; however, chemical analysis has revealed that its composition consists solely of water, cellulose, non-nutritional flavoring, and a small amount of unknown substance (designated SCP-CN-2176-K), and does not contain any other nutrients required by the human body1. The anomalous properties of SCP-CN-2176 stem from SCP-CN-2176-K.

When a human subject consumes SCP-CN-2176, SCP-CN-2176-K will be absorbed in the stomach and enter the bloodstream. After a certain amount of time, it will enter the brain via the blood-brain barrier and begin causing its anomalous effects. After entering the brain, SCP-CN-2176-K will by an unknown mechanism (mechanism has been identified, see below) affect the brain, preventing the subject from accurately determining their health status and causing them to believe that "SCP-CN-2176 is sufficient to replace food and drink". This in turn leads to the subject giving up all food and drink save for SCP-CN-2176.

Foundation research has revealed that the time taken for SCP-CN-2176-K to affect a person is dependent on the subject's body mass index (BMI), as seen in the table below:

BMI time (h)
<18.5 45
18.5~22.9 38
23~24.9 32
25~29.9 25
30~39.9 19
>40 12

If affected subjects are not properly treated, they will eventually begin to develop complications due to malnutrition, such as edema, immunodeficiency, and possibly even death. Currently, it has been determined that sufficient nutritional replenishment can reduce the effects caused by SCP-CN-2176-K.

Currently, the SCP-CN-2176 research team is currently researching has completed research on the mechanism by which SCP-CN-2176-K operates. For further information, see the SCP-CN-2176 mechanism report.

Addendum 1: SCP-CN-2176 Experiment Logs

Experiment Log 1

Subject: One Class-D subject (D-████).

Procedure: D-████ was instructed to consume 6 g (roughly one piece) of SCP-CN-2176, and was observed for a month.

Result: 38 hours after consuming SCP-CN-2176, D-████ began to continuously consume SCP-CN-2176 in place of other food and died ██ days into the experiment due to complications caused by malnutrition.

Analysis: How strangely evil… — Research Assistant ████████

(Several experiments in order to find ways to remedy the effects of the anomaly, as well as relevant factors, are omitted)

Experiment Log 04

Subject: 60 D-class personnel of varying weights, split into six groups by BMI (Asian standard).

Procedure: Each D-class was instructed to consume 6 g of SCP-CN-2176, and the time taken for the anomaly to manifest was measured.

Result: Following consumption, each group showed anomalous effects after a certain period of time. The length of this period was inversely proportional to BMI, but was not less than 12 hours or more than 45 hours.

Analysis: Further analysis was performed afterward, but the extrema were confirmed as 12 hours and 45 hours. — Dr. ████

Experiment Log 07

Subject: 60 D-class personnel with healthy body weights (BMI between 18.5~23), split into six groups of equal size.

Procedure: The first group was instructed to consume 1 g of SCP-CN-2176; the second group was instructed to eat an additional 1 g, and so on up to the sixth group. All six groups were monitored to determine whether the anomaly would manifest.

Result: Members of all six groups were affected by the anomaly after an average of 38 hours, regardless of the amount of SCP-CN-2176 consumed.

Analysis: Our conclusion is that without treatment, someone who eats this won't turn back as soon as he's eaten a single bite. — Researcher ███

I think that's enough. Let's now focus on analyzing SCP-CN-2176-K's makeup and how it works. — Dr. ████

Addendum 2: Discovery

SCP-CN-2176 was originally to be distributed by a Manna Charitable Foundation relief group in Laos, but on further inspection were found to be defective and recalled. The following are communications from the relevant MCF members intercepted by the Chinese branch of the Foundation:

Following Foundation discussions with the MCF, both organizations initiated a recall, recalling a total of ███ kg of SCP-CN-2176 which is currently stored in cold storage at Site-CN-██.

In addition, during discussions, an interview was conducted with officers of the Manna Charitable Foundation to uncover the whole story; the interview log can be viewed here.

Addendum 3: On 201█/██/██, after a raid on a JOICL research facility to contain SCP-████-JP, the Japanese Branch of the Foundation discovered information relating to SCP-CN-2176 while interviewing a captured individual. The relevant interview log has been archived in this document.

The following is the interview log.

Based on the preceding interview, the Foundation speculates that a significant amount of SCP-CN-2176 has reached markets in East Asia. The Chinese, Korean and Japanese Branches have worked together to develop current containment procedures, as well as to treat those affected by the anomaly.

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