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Rotten mushrooms found in German supermarkets

Many supermarkets and discounters are supplying rotten mushrooms. This was discovered by research by the German consumer program 'Markt'. In four of the seven shops tested the mushrooms shouldn't have been sold according to the food regulation. In three of these stores, they were no longer even consumable, the television program reports. In only one of the tested stores the mushrooms were in good state.

The testers randomly bought boxes of white and brown mushrooms of commercial class 1 at Netto, Lidl, Penny, Edeka, Rewe and Sky. They were also tested by an expert from the German Institute for Agriculture and Food. The samples from Netto and Penny supermarkets were full of mushrooms which did not meet the commercial class 1 require. They should have therefore been classed as commercial class 2. Aldi, Lidl, Edeka and Sky did even worse: mushrooms were sold here which were largely rotten or inferior. The sample from Lidl even showed a lot of bacterial degradation. Only Rewe had immaculate mushrooms. The NDR tv-channel did not say what regions these products were bought in.

Aldi, Lidl and Netto spoke of a regrettable, lone situation, according to the NDR. Aldi wants to remind its employees to follow the strict guidelines, following the tests. Edeka and Netto informed 'Markt' by letter that they wish to improve the quality checks. Sky could not give a statement about the incident and Penny has not yet commented.


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