Adulterated produce seizedThis article was originally published in Foodnews
PALERMO police and carabinieri from the NAS (Office for the Prevention of the Adulteration of Beverages and Foodstuffs) seized around one and a half tonnes of fruit and vegetables in a poor state of preservation last week. The seizure was made near the Sicilian capital's railway station and three Chinese vendors were charged. The discovery was made during a campaign to check for the presence of heavy metals and pesticides in fresh produce being sold in Sicily. The vendors were unable to produce a licence or any accompanying documentation covering the produce, worth some EUR3 000.