Anvisa prohibits selling lot of tomato paste with the rodentThe ban came after a report issued by Ezequiel Dias Foundation detected “presence of strange indicative health risk matters”.
Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) banned the distribution and sale of a lot of the Heinz brand tomato paste after detecting the presence of fragments of “Rodent by”.
The decision was published in “official diary” Union Monday (18). as, However, It applies only to products in the batch L06 brand, that have expiration date of April 1, 2017.
According to the agency, the ban came after a report issued by Ezequiel Dias Foundation detected “presence of strange indicative health risk matters”. The material was also above the maximum tolerated -which is a fragment of at each 100 grams, according to norms of Anvisa.
In 2013, the agency had also detected the presence of the rodents in batch packaging 2K04 of Tomato Ketchup after laboratory analysis. The problem had been detected by Protest (consumer association).
Sought by the report, a Kraft Heinz Brasil, responsible for brand Heinz, It states that the case was notified in July 2015 the Health Surveillance of Minas Gerais and the company has removed all products of this batch from the market.
The company also said that, as the payment has been made, no “any contraindication to the use of the lots on the market today”. It also states that adopt “strict quality control at all stages of production, from the choice of suppliers, production process and final distribution of its products.”