Something fishy! Government investigation finds bacteria & banned preservatives in Russia’s festive favourite – caviar

It’s traditionally eaten with a pearl spoon so that metal doesn’t taint its flavour, but this year, Russian caviar aficionados might be left with a bitter taste in their mouths for an entirely different reason.

Russia’s state quality control watchdog, Roskachestvo, issued a warning on Thursday after a survey of black sturgeon caviar on sale revealed a number of safety concerns.