Friday, March 21, 2008
Toxin scare hits mozzarella sales
By David Willey
BBC News, Rome
Sales of mozzarella cheese made from buffalo milk have been hit by a contamination scare.
Eighty buffalo herds in the Naples area have been quarantined on suspicion that their milk may contain dangerous levels of dioxin.
The animals grazed on land where toxic industrial waste may have been illegally dumped by criminals.
The local Mafia - called the Camorra - have been making huge profits by dumping toxic waste in the region.
The article goes on to mention that the situation isn't as bad as it might seem, but still...