Brazil bans Heinz ketchup after discovery of rodent fur

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BRASILIA, Brazil (BBC)- Health officials in Brazil have banned a batch of Heinz ketchup after allegedly finding rodent fur in the product.

The batch in question came from a factory in Mexico.

BBC is reporting that Mexican authorities have launched their own investigation and have ordered an inspection of the factory.

Heinz said the batch was imported to Brazil last year but has already been taken off the shelves.

The Brazilian government says it has banned all sales, distribution and marketing of the batch.