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Warning issued over smoked sausage brand  

 

The health services on Friday recalled a smoked-sausage brand after lab tests indicated that the product exceeds the permitted level of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.

According to an announcement, a batch of the smoked sausages brand ‘Χωριάτικα Αλλαντικά Ξιψιτής Λτδ’ – Choriatika Allantika Xipsitis Ltd – contains more than the permitted levels of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) which are a group of more than 100 different chemicals that are released from burning coal, oil, gasoline, trash, tobacco, wood, or other organic substances such as charcoal-broiled meat.

The recalled batch was packed on March 24, and its best before date is September 22, 2017. The country of origin is Cyprus.

The health services have already given instructions to the producer to withdraw the batch in question from the market immediately. Since some of it may already have been purchased, it said, consumers are urged to avoid eating the product in question and return it to the point of purchase.

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