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Posted: 9/1/2004 12:39:33 PM EDT
Not only no goulash, but...(gasp) NO DEVILED EGGS!!!!


Hungary Destroys 60 Tons of Tainted Paprika

Wed Sep 1, 8:51 AM ET Add Oddly Enough - Reuters to My Yahoo!

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian authorities have destroyed 60 tons of imported paprika, the fiery red spice which is an essential ingredient in the nation's national dish, goulash, Hungarian newspapers reported Wednesday.

Newspapers quoted Dr Zoltan Molnar, manager of the Bacs-Kiskun County Animal Health and Food Control Department, as saying aflatoxins and ochratoxins had been found in the paprika imported from Spain and Brazil.

Hungarians consume 6,000 tons annually of the spice, which was introduced by Turkish invaders in the 16th century.

Hungary itself produces just 10 percent of the world's paprika.

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