Watch out for sand in your sugar, Tainted sugar sold in Dominican stores
(CNN) - Dominican authorities have warned consumers not to eat a brand of sugar imported from Brazil after tests found that it was tainted. The sugar came from a 14,000-metric-ton shipment that has been on the market since July and is "not suitable for domestic consumption," the Dominican Republic's consumer protection agency said. 

 

The importer has reported that supermarkets have already started returning 2- and 5-pound bags of the sugar, the agency said

The Canaria brand sugar was imported from Brazil by the Casa Chepe company, the agency said in a statement posted on its Facebook page Sunday. Representatives from the company could not be immediately reached for comment. The Dominican Republic's health ministry has ordered a recall of the refined white sugar, and the local company agreed to pull it from shelves, the consumer agency said.

An investigation was under way to determine who produced it, authorities said.The agency said it received 15 complaints about the sugar in August. Official testers later found sand mixed inside bags of sugar, said Altagracia Paulino, director of the National Institute of Consumer Rights Protection. Two tests analyzing the sugar found that it contained "an insoluble material composed of silicon dioxide, calcium carbonate and cellulose fibers," the agency said, noting that silicon dioxide is one of the components of sand. The compound is also a food additive that can be used to prevent caking, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Read alsoThis should stop you from eating in Dominican Republic, RIGHT NOW!

Dominican Watchdog Note: Why would the Dom Rep need to import sugar? It makes no sense as they are one of the biggest sugar exporters in the world, there is something smelly about this story!!!

Vicini Group lost legal attack on Dominican Watchdog, Felipe Vicini lies about the Price of Sugar

Fanjuls cash in while U.S. taxpayers foot $1.8 billion bill for destruction of the Everglades

 

Read the truth about the Dominican sugar families, You will be disgusted about the facts!

 

Watch this video about the slavery conditions of sugar workers in the Dominican Republic

 

"Big Sugar" Sweet, White And Deadly!

 

Don't lose your money, time and life in Dominican Republic!
100+ Reasons to visit and invest in Panama!

Go back | Date: 23 Sep 2012
Proud to be the most
factual DR news site!
We keep the stories
& investigations alive
that cozenage groups
want to hide or forget
rssFacebookTwitterFlickr
Facebook
Quick Search – All Articles
Video about DR's Sugar Barons
The horrible conditions of Haitian sugar cane workers in the Dominican Republic

The truth about Leonel
Must Watch This Video About President Leonel's DRUG CONNECTIONS!!

Top Stories
Most Read Stories
"This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of criminal justice, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research or any other non-commercial purposes."
Please support our work
1000 of hours are being
spend yearly on collecting
articles, investigations and
answering emails.