Heinz Ketchup Sold in Mexico May Contain Rodent Fur — Gross!
I don’t know about you, but in my family, ketchup is our favorite condiment by about a million miles. My kids would gladly give up mustard, mayo, and just about any other sauce, but serve them naked fries? Forget about it.
That’s why this chilling report from the BBC News was so disturbing. It seems that health officials in Brazil are investigating a batch of Heinz Ketchup after they found traces of rodent fur in the product. The ketchup was manufactured in Mexico and the Brazilian government has issued a statement saying that they are banning the sales, marketing, and distribution of the entire lot. No other details on exact products and volumes have been released at this time.
The government reports that the batch was imported to Mexico last year, and has already been taken out of circulation. According to the BBC, The Mexican government told the Spanish news outlet Efe that they are launching their own inquiry into the matter, and will be inspecting the factory where the product was made. They have requested a detailed report from Brazilian officials.