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


first_imgWe all know the way to our loved one’s hearts is through their stomach.But one Donegal butcher has gone out of his way to help romantic couples across the county have the perfect Valentine’s Day this Sunday.Gildea Farm Butchers, at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny, are offering the perfect meal for those spending a quiet night in this Sunday night. While there will be plenty of us enjoying a romantic night out in restaurants across Donegal, others will prefer to stay at home and cook something special for the special person in their life.Gildea Farm Butchers are offering two supreme 8oz Angus sirloin steaks – all for just €10.Patrick and son Lee breed all their own animals on their own farm so they know how good the steaks are!Patrick Gildea and son Lee on their farm.But their offer is not just confined to sirloin steaks. Patrick Gildea and his staff have all kinds of different dishes at very reasonable rates to ensure that folk across Donegal get in to the right mood this St Valentine’s Day.But don’t take out word for it.Either drop into Patrick and his helpful staff or check their deals out on Facebook. ‘STEAK’ YOUR CLAIM TO YOUR LOVED ONE’S HEART THIS VALENTINE’S DAY was last modified: February 11th, 2016 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:donegalGildea Farm Butchersletterkennysteakslast_img read more