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Lawmakers call for inquiry following Reuters investigation of a Chilean raspberry scam that dodged food safety controls from China to Canada

Following a year-long investigation, Reuters revealed a frozen fruit scam spanning from China to Chile and then on to consumers in Canada. Low-cost frozen berries grown in China were shipped to a packing plant in central Chile. Hundreds of tons of produce were repackaged and rebranded by fruit trading firm Frutti di Bosco as premium Chilean-grown organics, then shipped to consumers in Canadian cities including Vancouver and Montreal, according to documents prepared by Chilean Customs as part of its investigation. The agency calculated that at least $12 million worth of mislabeled raspberries were sent to Canada between 2014 and 2016.

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