IRANIAN PISTACHIO NUTS CONTAIN AFLATOXINS

The product is marketed by Minestrone Oy of Tampere. The product is for sale in the S-Markets and Prisma markets in the Turku area. The size of the imported batch in contravention of the regulations was 480 packages. Some of these were stopped before they were distributed to the retail shops.

The company withdrew the products from the retail shops on 20.7.2009 and pub-lished on 22.7 a notice in the newspapers in the Turku area in order to inform the consumers. The consumers have been requested to return the faulty products to the place of purchase or to send the empty package to the address of the com-pany, Sellukatu 5 A 21, 33400 Tampere.

For more information, contact the Managing Director of Minestrone Oy, Jarkko Ässämäki, tel. 045-1304 104, jarkko@minestrone.fi

At Evira the matter is handled by: Senior Officer Pirkko Kostamo, tel. 02077 24236, e-mail pirkko.kostamo@evira.fi