Unauthorised genetically modified rice LLRICE601 in Ruokakesko's products

The following rice products:

  • Menu dark rice 10 kg, designed for institutional kitchens, best before date 06.03.2007
  • Menu wild rice assortment 5 kg, designed for institutional kitchens, best before dates 16.5.2008 and 8.6.2008
  • Pirkka wild rice assortment 1 kg, designed for retail, best before date 16.6.2008
  • Pirkka instant rice 4 x 125 g, designed for retail, best before dates 16.06.2008 and 01.09.2008

contain unauthorised genetically modified rice LLRICE601. GMO foods and feeds may not be marketed in the European Community, unless they have been authorised by the EU.

The products have been manufactured for Ruokakesko Oy. More information can be obtained from Product Research Manager Matti Kalervo, tel. +358 (0) 10 5322536 or +358 (0) 50 3064081. Ruokakesko Oy has initiated action to withdraw the products from the market, and has informed customers and K stores about this.

At the Finnish Food Safety Authority the matter is handled by Senior Officer Sari Sippola tel. +358 (0) 20 77 24291, e-mail forename.surnameat-merkki.gifevira.fi

Pictures of the products



  Menu dark rice 10 kg

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Menu wild rice assortment 5 kg

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 Pirkka wild rice assortment 1 kg

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 Pirkka instant rice 4 x 125 g

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