Scandal: Some Italian Buffalo Mozzarella Found to Contain Cows' Milk

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According to the Associated Press, some of Italy's famed buffalo mozzarella may actually be short on the milk of water buffalo. The agriculture minister there suspended the head of the buffalo-mozzarella-makers trade group.

The ministry said about a quarter of the 530 samples of buffalo mozzarella tested by authorities over the course of last year showed traces of cow milk. Some samples were up to 30 percent cow milk, ministry spokesman Giampiero Beltotto.

D'oh! Something to think about next time you're at a place that offers buffalo mozzarella on its pies at a premium. [via Food News Journal]

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