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Batch of cuttlefish recalled after excessive cadmium found

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The health ministry on Monday recalled a batch of frozen cuttlefish after higher levels of cadmium were detected in it.

The recall concerns frozen whole cleaned pharaoh cuttlefish, packed by Mintikkis. Consumers who bought the product are urged not to eat it and return it to the places where they bought it.

The batch was recalled after lab tests following a sample of the product during routine checks in the market was found to contain 1.7 mg of cadmium per kilo. The permitted level is up to 1mg/kg.

Details of the product:

Whole cleaned pharaoh cuttlefish – (Sepia pharaonis)

Trade name: MINTIKKIS

Size: 13/18

Net Weight: 1kg

Strained Weight: 800g

Fishing Area: (FAO 51)

Fished in the Western Indian Ocean

Country of origin: India

Freezed on: 11-11-2017

Best to be consumed preferably before: 10-11-19

Plant Approval No.: 763

Barcode: 5290216001471

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