September 17th, 2012
12:14 PM ET

Officials: Tainted sugar sold in Dominican grocery 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 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.

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Ash

    Gimme some sugar, baby!

    September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Interesting yes. But with all that's going on in the world, hardly newsworthy!

    September 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      You mean that sugary taint ain't as good a story a womanizing Mohammed?!

      September 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • assorted body parts

      SY: it had to be said.

      September 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    ewww...i guess too many rat droppings and names written in the snow...

    September 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patch

      Do ye mean Hamsta dropping our friend ?

      October 30, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Um, okay...

    September 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |