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
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