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Offline Matthew

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Italian News Reports About Tomato Scandals
« on: February 16, 2011, 04:57:56 AM »
Choose your tomatoes Wisely

Brief Summary:

8/10/10 Chinese tomatoes are fraudulently re-labeled “Made in Italy.”

8/30/10 Expired tomatoes “of suspect origin” and foreign language labeling are
fraudulently re-labeled in Italian with “new” expiration dates. Storage
is “unsuitable to guarantee wholesomeness.”

8/30/10 Separate cannery owner charged with selling fake/spoiled foods. 1,200
tons of peeled tomatoes are seized, including 17 tons in bubbling cans.

9/25/10 400 thousand cans of tomatoes seized are illegally labeled with “false
production method and place of origin declarations” and stored in poor
sanitation and hygiene.

10/18/10 One million cans fraudulently labeled “Made in Italy” are seized
because they are actually Re-Manufactured from Chinese tomato paste.

10/28/10 385 tons of fake “San Marzano” tomatocs going to the US seized.
Invoices show an even larger quantity of fake “San Marzano” tomatoes
was recently shipped to other foreign buyers.

11/19/10 1,420 tons of fake “San Marzano DOP” tomatoes and fake “Organic
San Marzano” tomatoes going to the US are seized. Fake labels included
copies of legitimate DOP registration numbers.

11/25/10 167,520 cans of fake “San Marzano DOP” tomatoes and fake
“Organic” tomatoes going to the US are seized.

12/10/10 14,000 cans of canned peeled tomatoes in a Scafati area warehouse are
seized for being fraudulently labeled with the “San Marzano DOP”
emblem.

12/10/10 Five shipping containers of tomatoes (26,460 cans) going to the US are
seized for being fraudulently labeled with the “San Marzano DOP”
emblem


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Re: Italian News Reports About Tomato Scandals
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 06:59:13 AM »
Wow! So, who do you trust?

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Re: Italian News Reports About Tomato Scandals
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 07:47:04 AM »
Choose your tomatoes Wisely

Brief Summary:

8/10/10 Chinese tomatoes are fraudulently re-labeled “Made in Italy.”

8/30/10 Expired tomatoes “of suspect origin” and foreign language labeling are
fraudulently re-labeled in Italian with “new” expiration dates. Storage
is “unsuitable to guarantee wholesomeness.”

8/30/10 Separate cannery owner charged with selling fake/spoiled foods. 1,200
tons of peeled tomatoes are seized, including 17 tons in bubbling cans.

9/25/10 400 thousand cans of tomatoes seized are illegally labeled with “false
production method and place of origin declarations” and stored in poor
sanitation and hygiene.

10/18/10 One million cans fraudulently labeled “Made in Italy” are seized
because they are actually Re-Manufactured from Chinese tomato paste.

10/28/10 385 tons of fake “San Marzano” tomatocs going to the US seized.
Invoices show an even larger quantity of fake “San Marzano” tomatoes
was recently shipped to other foreign buyers.

11/19/10 1,420 tons of fake “San Marzano DOP” tomatoes and fake “Organic
San Marzano” tomatoes going to the US are seized. Fake labels included
copies of legitimate DOP registration numbers.

11/25/10 167,520 cans of fake “San Marzano DOP” tomatoes and fake
“Organic” tomatoes going to the US are seized.

12/10/10 14,000 cans of canned peeled tomatoes in a Scafati area warehouse are
seized for being fraudulently labeled with the “San Marzano DOP”
emblem.

12/10/10 Five shipping containers of tomatoes (26,460 cans) going to the US are
seized for being fraudulently labeled with the “San Marzano DOP”
emblem

Matt,

I received all the papers (7 pages) from Stanislaus Food Products on Monday about the same thing.   I also wonder who can be trusted.

Norma
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Re: Italian News Reports About Tomato Scandals
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 07:54:03 AM »
I will stick with my local supermarket housebrand.

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Re: Italian News Reports About Tomato Scandals
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 07:58:36 PM »
Norma,  why did stanislaus send you the papers?

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Re: Italian News Reports About Tomato Scandals
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 08:36:10 PM »
Norma,  why did stanislaus send you the papers?

Marc,

I buy all Stanislaus products for my market stand.  If you want me to, I can scan the pages into my computer and post the pages here.

The letter from Stanislaus starts out like this:  The Italian-American household I grew up in stressed family values including behaving honorably, telling the truth, and "doing the right thing.  Those values are also the foundation of our family business.

That is why I feel compelled to share the following documented evidence that a number of Italian tomato processors are not telling the truth and not "doing the right thing"!

It goes on from there and includes copies of all the other papers.

Norma.
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Re: Italian News Reports About Tomato Scandals
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 09:49:24 PM »
Che bastardi >:(

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Re: Italian News Reports About Tomato Scandals
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011, 10:48:38 PM »
i got the same report from them. they called me last week to thank me for their business i said that i used imported tomatos for my Neapolitan pizza, they sent this report a few days later along with a can of alta cuchina to try. i thought they were a bit bitter . my cio plum tomatoes were much better.

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Re: Italian News Reports About Tomato Scandals
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2011, 06:49:44 PM »
i'm suspicious as to why Stanislaus would send this.  As a retired Pharmacist I've received many phone calls over the years warning me about potentially tainted drugs, always from the competitors of those products.  This is a form of advertising, pure and simple.  Its a form of advertising I don't approve of. I'm glad my business goes to Escalon. 

This may be a new advertising tactic in Tomatoes but its old hack in the pharmaceutical world and very underhanded.  Have any of these tomatoes been imported into the US?  It may not be a problem at all.  Also, I'm insulted that I can't tell a cheap Chinese tomato from a San Marzano...how about you?

Ron

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Re: Italian News Reports About Tomato Scandals
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2011, 10:54:22 PM »
Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends


 

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