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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Rotten, expired products reportedly impounded at Heinz Egypt plant, director arrested

Security forces have reportedly arrested an employee at a Heinz Egypt plant in Sixth of October and impounded 62 tonnes of what they claim are “rotten and expired” production inputs, a source told Ahram Online. The arrest followed a video that purports to show “below-standard tomato processing at a Heinz factory.” Al Shorouk says the person arrested is a company director and that prosecutors passed samples of the impounded goods to health authorities for inspection. The story, broken in a video report by tabloid journalist Mona El Iraqi for Mehwar TV, prompted Heinz to deny what it called “unfounded allegations” in a statement on their official Facebook page. The company reassured consumers that they “can continue [enjoying] Heinz products in complete confidence.” The statement added that “the pictures linked to this story do not belong to our Kraft Heinz factory and do not represent the exacting quality standards we follow during our production process.”

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