Rodent Fur Found in Heinz Ketchup

by Christopher Freeburn | August 23, 2013 11:52 am

Rodent Fur Found in Heinz Ketchup

fatrats 300x199 Rodent Fur Found in Heinz Ketchup[1]It’s not the sort of thing anyone wants to find in their ketchup[2].

A recent batch of Heinz ketchup has been prohibited for sale in Mexico after regulators discovered traces of rodent fur in the condiment. Health officials are inspecting the Mexican factory that made the ketchup, the BBC notes.

Heinz indicated that it is conducting an internal review of the matter and insists that its products conform to proper safety standards.

Some ketchup from the affected batch had previously been shipped to Brazil. However, the company says that ketchup has been withdrawn from distribution.

Earlier this year, Heinz was acquired by a joint venture[3] between Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A[4], BRK.B[5]) and 3G Capital, a Brazilian investment firm, in a deal worth $23 billion.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/fatrats.jpg
  2. find in their ketchup: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23777310
  3. was acquired by a joint venture: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/berkshire-hathaway-partners-for-23b-heinz-purchase/
  4. BRK.A: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BRK.A
  5. BRK.B: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BRK.B

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