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Consumers warned of expiry date tampering to extend shelf life

first_img…ECD supermarket owner chargedAs the Government Analyst–Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) continues efforts to clamp down on the unhealthy practice of inferior goods being sold on the local market, the Department is calling on consumers to pay closer attention to the expiry dates on products being sold, particularly in supermarkets along the East Coast, East Bank, and West Coast of Demerara.In a statement on Friday, the Department said it conducted an Inspection exercise on October 5, 2018, at a recently established supermarket on the East Coast of Demerara, where the proprietor was discovered to be repackaging foods under insanitary conditions, selling expired foods and also tampering with expiration dates. This businessperson was found extending the date mark on CondensedTins with suspected tampered date markings minus the barcodeMilk products.According to the GA-FDD, fifty-one 395g tins of Condensed Milk which had the date marks tampered with were seized and removed from the premise. These tins just had the manufactured date and the expiry date, whereas those products that were not tampered with carry a barcode along with the manufacture and expiry dates.In additional, criminal proceedings have been instituted against the proprietor in question in the East Demerara Magisterial District in accordance with the laws of Guyana – Food and Drug Act Chapter 34:03 Section 35.Under this law, Part II (5) states: “any person who sells an article of food that is unfit for human consumption or was manufactured, prepared, packaged or stored under the unsanitary condition is guilty of an offence.”Part II (6) Food and Drug Act Cap 34:03 of 1971 went on to outline that: “AnyThe repackaged rice and sugarperson who labels, packages, treats, processes, sells or advertises any food in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its character, value, quality, composition, merit or safety is guilty of an offence.”Furthermore, the GA-FDD posited that members and representatives at its recently hosted National Food Safety and Control Committee meeting – held on October 9, 2018 – were briefed on this practice and were asked to take the necessary enforcement action in their respective regions/areas.“Consumers are again asked to ensure that all items of food have a label, is English translated and to ensure the dates are closely examined and not altered or tampered with,” the Department warned.last_img read more

GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK GETS TOP CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

first_imgGlenveagh National Park and Visitor Centre has been given the first award by a company specialising in customer care in Ireland.The famous tourist attraction, including its Tea Rooms, received the inaugural Customer Service Excellence Ireland (CSEI) Recognition at a presentation this evening.Customer Service Excellence Ireland is a platform which aims to maintain and improve the quality of customer service in Ireland. It is supported by Enterprise Ireland as the Goverment body. Customer Service Excellence Ireland, which is based at the Colab at the LYIT, Letterkenny started this year following 18 months of research and development into the area of customer service excellence.Glenveagh National Park have been involved in the programme over the past six months which involved a process of evaluation, staff training and recognition.Management at Glenveagh wanted to maintain and indeed improve the quality of the service delivery to visitors at Donegal’s most attended attraction. By becoming part of the Customer Service Excellence programme, Glenveagh shows its ambition to deliver Customer Service Excellence.Numbers visiting Glenveagh are increasing due to the addition of school and nature visitors and for many years the great stories of a great day out in Glenveagh have been plentiful.    GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK GETS TOP CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD was last modified: March 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Customer Service Excellenceglenveagh national parklast_img read more

FAMILY’S HEARTACHE OVER MISSING 22 YEAR OLD

first_imgTHIS is the missing Lifford man who has vanished after escaping from police custody.David Colhoun, 22, from Beechwood Road has not been seen since the early hours of Sunday morning last.Mr Colhoun, had been in police custody at Strabane PSNI station in Co Tyrone after being arrested for a minor offence according to police. However when he was being transferred from one police car into another, he managed to escape.The last sighting of Mr Colhoun was of him headed towards the River Foyle which separates Tyrone from Donegal.However nobody has heard from Mr Colhoun since including his heartbroken girlfriend and his family.The Gardai and the PSNI say they have not received any reported sightings of the missing man since his disappearance. The PSNI have checked CCTV footage of businesses’ in and around Strabane bus station yesterday to see what direction the 22-year-old headed.Searches along the river bank and surrounding areas by the Foyle Search and Rescue, the Gardai, PSNI and dozens of volunteers have been carried out but there have been no sightings of Mr. Colhoun.A new search began this morning at 8am with the search being concentrated along the riverbank.PICTURES BY: NewspixirlEnds FAMILY’S HEARTACHE OVER MISSING 22 YEAR OLD was last modified: May 25th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:David ColhounLiffordmissinglast_img read more