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Rodent fur found inside Heinz tomato ketchup

By Mason White 2:29 PM August 26, 2013
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By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) Heinz has always been a popular and reputable company.

Heinz food is currently shipped worldwide for people to enjoy.

However, now, people are worried, as health officials in Brazil have found traces of rodent fur inside Heinz tomato ketchup.

Brazilian health officials have banned a batch of Heinz ketchup that was made in Mexico, after detecting traces of rodent. The Brazilian government banned all sales, distribution and marketing of the batch.

Mexican authorities have launched their own investigation and have ordered an inspection of the factory, which produced the affected ketchup.

Heinz said the batch which was sent to Brazil, was withdrawn from circulation. The company has previously stated that all their products are manufactured according to international standards, and promised to investigate the matter.

Cofepris, the Mexican hygiene agency, said they will visit the factory to check if all standards are being met. Cofepris confirmed that Heinz had asked for a “detailed report” on the contaminated batch of tomato ketchup.

Neither the company nor the Brazilian authorities gave any details about the extent of contamination or the volume of products that have been recalled.