A department store in Shanghai’s Gubei area has suspended the sales of its pasta products imported from Italy after one customer reported finding living bugs in a bag of macaroni, according to Shanghai Daily, which most aptly grabbed the opportunity to refer to the bug-invested noodles as “mac & fleas”.
Shanghai Takashimaya agreed to suspend the sale of Pasta del Levante branded items after a woman surnamed Jin found the offending creatures in a 500g bag of pasta purchased on Saturday.
The product had an expiry date of February 3, 2017, Shanghai Morning Post reported yesterday.
The store offered Jin financial compensation, but she insisted on the removal of the products from sale, and Takashimaya acquiesced.
Still small potatoes on the scale of food scandals in the city following that whole rotten meat debacle (are Big Macs back yet? Has anybody tried ordering a Big Mac recently?)
Anyways, an expert from East China Science and Technology University quoted in the Daily report has “warned consumers against eating products that contain bugs.”
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