HELSINKI: Almost one fifth of the superfood products examined by the Finnish Customs are not fit to be sold in the country, reported the provincial newspaper Sunnuntaisuomalainen. In the period 2011-2014, the customs laboratory examined 93 batches of imported superfood.
Of the examined imports, 17 were in breach of the provisions. According to the newspaper, the most common reasons for rejecting the products include inadequate labelling as well as products revealing pesticide residues and other contaminants. Signs of pesticide residues were found, among other products, in goji berries which are one the most popular marketed superfoods in the country.