Turkey: Chemically-scented strawberries seized in market

Municipality police seized strawberries that were sprayed with chemical fragrance so as to smell better at the Bostanlı market in the Aegean province of İzmir.

The Karşıyaka District Municipality received a tip-off that a fruit seller had sprayed strawberry extract on his products, “so they could smell good.”

Having launched a comprehensive inspection on the strawberry counters, municipality staff revealed that people were fooled by the seller.

Some 200 kilograms of strawberry were collected and destroyed by the municipality police, after which legal action was launched against the seller. The municipality announced that marketplace inspections will be increased and strictly enforced to protect human health.

Source: hurriyetdailynews.com

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