• Costa Rica Travel Insurance
  • Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Health officials seize Chinese products from supermarket

July 26, 2011

Authorities from the National Animal Health Service (SENASA) confiscated animal-based products at a supermarket Tuesday. Products seized included mackerel, sardines, Chinese sausage, smoked pork, smoked duck, eggs, and canned eel, according to the daily La Nacíon.

The sweep followed complaints of irregularities at the store. Authorities would not comment on the supermarket’s name or location. They said that the business’ owner was unable to provide documents about the products’ importation, according to a release from SENASA on Tuesday morning.

Other irregularities included a lack of labeling in Spanish, obscured expiration dates and lack of registration with the Health Ministry.

The packaging of some canned goods, including mackerel and pork, were rusty.

SENASA warned that these products contain a high sanitary risk and could transmit diseases such foot and mouth disease and avian influenza.

You may be interested

Saprissa, Alajuelense qualify for Champions League
News
1069 views
News
1069 views

Saprissa, Alajuelense qualify for Champions League

The Tico Times - December 3, 2020

Costa Rica's two most-popular soccer clubs will represent the country at the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League. Deportivo Saprissa and Liga…

CCSS conducts ‘mega transfer’ of COVID patients from full hospital
Costa Rica
15815 views
Costa Rica
15815 views

CCSS conducts ‘mega transfer’ of COVID patients from full hospital

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2020

The Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS) on Wednesday conducted a large-scale transfer of coronavirus patients from a saturated Escalante Pradilla…

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Thursday
Costa Rica
2200 views
Costa Rica
2200 views

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Thursday

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2020

Happy Thursday from The Tico Times! Here's the news you should know as a new day starts in Costa Rica.…