Lawsuit: You May Have Had Mold, Insects, Poop in Your Sushi Rice

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Bad news, if you have enjoyed some sushi in California in the past four years, you may have eaten some insects, rat parts, black mold, and even poop in your spicy tuna roll.

A lawsuit is alleging tainted rice (way worse than tainted love) has been sold in California over the last 4 years. CBS2 has the details:

In the lawsuit, Farmer’s Rice Cooperative is accused of selling the tainted rice to thousands of grocery stores across California.

Particularly, the names New Variety, New Rose and Imperial Rose are associated with the bad rice.

The complaint alleges the company would “allow substances, such as insects, rodents and their soiling, bird remains and black mold to be present in its processed rice.”

Later, the complaint claims that restaurant and store owners were led to believe they were buying U.S. No. 1 Extra Fancy rice.

What they received, however, according to the complaint, was not edible.

In the lawsuit, Attorney Brian Kabateck suggests that the rice blend sold to restaurants and stores, contained more inedible than edible rice (gross!).

“This rice, although they claim it’s sushi grade, is as little as 15 percent sushi grade, and it’s adulterated with other inferior rices,” Kabateck said.

The Farmer’s Rice Cooperative has rejected the accusations in the lawsuit saying: “We believe the charges are baseless and look forward to the opportunity to vindicate ourselves in court.”