The Dominican Health Ministry has has the Dominican shipping company Casa Chepe SRL recall 14,000 metric tons of sugar that had been inported and distributed in the Dominican Republic since July 2012. The sugar has been found to contain various impurities including sand and cellulos fibers.

The contaminated sugar was imported from Brazil under the brand Canaria and is not considered safe for consumption. If you have bought some of this sugar and you still have it you can try to go back to the market you bought the sugar and get a refund but that is usually more trouble than it is worth, likely it is best to just trow it out and start buying a different brand.

At least the Health Ministry didn’t just decide to lower the standards like it did for the recent Salami Problem.