Supermarket fined after Consumer Protection found 140 kg expired food

Supermarket fined after Consumer Protection found 140 kg expired food

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Consumer Protection has fined an Auchan store in Constanta with 30,000 lei after inspectors found 140 kilograms of expired or improperly stored food. Also this week, a total of 18 shoppers were hospitalized with food poisoning.
County Commission for Consumer Protection (CJPC) Constance said in a press release that inspectors made checks on the food stores of the Maritimo Shopping Center Auchan hypermarket. During the inspection 15.3 kilograms of dishes – Serbian rice, mashed potatoes, pasta with chicken, roast chicken and grilled steak were found to violate the conditions of storage.
There were also discovered more than 98 kilograms of turkey trotters, pig’s trotters, and spinach roulade with cheese, meat boiled pork, cream and sugar Garni with it use before date expired. Almost 26.54 kilograms of raw material (hake, salmon fillet, salmon medallion, trout) with best before dates no later than December 23, 2015 were found in the freezer.
Thawing that was made in inadequate conditions (immersed in water) led to the depreciation of their products with inadequate smell, said the communiqué CJPC Constanta. Following irregularities, Auchan store was fined 30,000 lei by the inspectors.

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