Rodent fur detected in Heinz Ketchup

Brazilian health officials discover traces of rodent fur in a batch of Mexican-produced Heinz ketchup.

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Brazilian health officials banned a batch of Heinz ketchup after detecting traces of rodent fur in it. Authorities in Mexico, where the ketchup was made, launched their own investigation into the factory where the batch was produced.

The Brazilian government said in a statement that it has banned the sales, distribution and marketing of that particular batch of ketchup. The firm has previously stated that it makes all products according to international standards, and promised to investigate the issue.

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