Economic Control Department Destroys Expired Goods Found on SANG’s Supermarket Shelves

The Economic Inspection Department Controllers (TEZVT) that falls under the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication (Ministry TEATT), during a control of SANG’s Supermarket, discovered several expired items on store shelves.
The items were destroyed and disposed of because they were harmful and unfit for human consumption.
The owner/manager was informed by the Controllers that the infringements on public health were becoming too frequent and this can have serious consequences for the business.
The owner promised that he would increase surveillance regarding shelf-packers and instruct them to pay more attention when packing the items in their corresponding aisles.
The items controlled and found to have expired were: Country Diary; Lu Panky; Keebler Crackers; Bimbo Coconut Cookies; Kellogg’s Crips; Kellogg’s Nutri Grain; Tiffany Glu Milk/Honey; Quaker Oatmeal Cookies; Nabisco Ginger Snaps; Keebler Honey Crackers; Grand Jury Chocolate; Zonnatura Tarwezemelen; Nestle Morochas; Gran Cereale Classic; and Gerber Baby Food.
Three items in particular had surpassed their expiration dates more than a year ago and in one case 15-months with the most recent item having expired on May 16, 2014.
Food safety is a number one priority for Minister of TEATT Hon. Ted Richardson. Foodborne diseases take a major toll on health around the world. Millions of people fall ill and many die as a result of eating unsafe food.
Businesses in the food business have to ensure that the products they sell are not expired and ensure that all food is safe for consumption.
TEZVT will actively control business for violations and there will be consequences for infractions of the law.
Controls are an important aspect of government and it ensures that the playing field is leveled for all operating in the market. In addition, it ensures that businesses and the environment can live and co-exist peacefully and prosperously.
EID activities are governed by the license country regulation (1963 no.28) and the island regulation of 15 April 1976 in implementation of Article 8.
Additional controls will be forthcoming from other control and inspection divisions within Government.