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Consumer agency accuses McDonald’s of irregularities

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 03:40 (GMT + 9)

The country’s main consumer watchdog found violations of food standards by McDonald's and filed a lawsuit in Moscow against the US fast-food chain, urging it to withdraw certain products. Rospotrebnadzor's complaint alleges contamination of a McDonald's product tested in Novgorod and misleading nutritional information, Russian media report. According to the consumer agency, the restaurant chain's products contain more fat, protein and carbohydrates than allowed by Russia's "technological norms," CBS reported. A court official in Moscow's administrative district stated that the foods at issue are McDonald's "cheeseburgers, Royal Cheeseburgers, Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, Chicken Burgers, as well as milkshakes and ice cream with fruit toppings." Reuters, meanwhile, quoted a statement by McDonald's saying the company had not received any complaint f... FULL STORY

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Argentina
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Aquaculture equipment specialist Fusion Marine is participating in a multi-partnership project to develop a sea based lobster rearing system that coul... FULL STORY

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Jealsa has an eye on Brazil
 

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Jealsa has an eye on Brazil
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