COLES CORNERS, Colo.
(AP) A Colorado grocer says it’s no longer allowed to sell canned fruit in its stores.
The state’s Department of Agriculture says it decided last week to end its policy to allow the sale of the sweet, sour and salty canned fruit.
The department says it will no longer allow canned fruit products to be sold in grocery stores, and that it will stop providing the items in grocery and convenience stores.
The state department says the move will help preserve the health of its residents and reduce food waste.
It’s not clear when the state will end its ban.
The Colorado Department of Public Health said it was notified in late November that canned fruit may no longer be sold to grocery stores.
In a statement, the department said the department “will continue to monitor the situation closely and evaluate its impact on consumers.”