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December 2, 2021

Expired food found in 15 Bucharest supermarkets

The inspectors of the National Sanitary-Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) have applied total fines of almost RON 200,000 to 15 supermarkets in Bucharest after finding expired and improperly labelled and stored food.

On Monday, the inspectors checked 15 supermarkets in Bucharest, where they found several irregularities and applied 21 fines in a total value of RON 193,500, reads an ANSVSA press release quoted by Mediafax. The inspectors withdrew 58 kilograms of meat, meat products, cheese and ice-cream, as well as nearly 59 kilograms of products of non-animal origin. The authorities found expired and improperly labelled and stored goods, as well as inadequate facilities.

According to the ANSVSA inspectors, they fined the Nic supermarket in Sector 1 with a total of RON 15,000, confiscated 33.66 kilograms of meat products, frozen pork, cheese, ice-cream and 58.6 kilograms of sour cabbage and tomatoes.

At the Rainbow store, in Sector 1, the inspectors found improperly labelled products or goods without identification marks, so they applied total fines of RON 5,000 and seized 14.095 kilograms of cow’s milk cheese.

The Mega Image supermarkets in Sectors 2 and 3 were fined with a total of Ron 20,000 for selling expired food.

At the Penny Market supermarket in Sector 2, the inspectors found improperly labelled goods and inadequate facilities, appliances and equipment, irregularities for which they applied fines totalling RON 10,000.

The inspectors also fined the Albinuta supermarkets in Sectors 2 and 3, the Ethos supermarkets in Sectors 2 and 4, Billa supermarkets in Sectors 3 and 6 and a few other.

The ANSVSA inspectors had also checked a total of 12 hypermarkets in Bucharest, 11 of which received total fines of RON 145,000.

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