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22 de Jan de 2021

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Supermarkets inspected

PANAMA. The list that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided Panama with names of products that could contain salmonella, i...

PANAMA. The list that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided Panama with names of products that could contain salmonella, is keeping local authorities on the alert.

On Thursday, nationwide operatives were held in different supermarkets in order to remove from the shelves products that could possibly contain salmonella.

According to the head of inspections at the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (AUPSA in Spanish), Pedro Alvarez, the operation started at 9:00 a.m. and ended by 3:00 p.m. and was held by three teams of three.in

The first group surveyed the supermarkets in the metropolitan area, covering the areas of Santa Ana, Calidonia, Via España, Paitilla, and surrounding areas.

The second group was responsible for inspecting the supermarkets in Tocumen, Rio Abajo, and Parque Lefevre, while the third group surveyed the area of San Miguelito.

According to Alvarez, the operation concluded without a problem, with the exception of the Super 99 in la Cabima, where inspectors found 10 peanut butter cookies packages, which were immediately removed from the supermarket’s shelves.

“In three days we will know whether or not the cookies con salmonella. Meanwhile the inspections will continue,” said the inspector.