Supermarkets pay the price for defective goods

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  • Saturday, 24 Jan 2015

Serious business: State Health Department officers taking down details of seized items at one of the supermarkets in Alma, Bukit Mertajam.

WITH the Chinese New Year less than a month away, the state Health Department has conducted raids at retail outlets selling defective products.

During the operation which started at 10.30am on Thursday, the health officers seized 26 types of foodstuff from two supermarkets worth about RM1,000.

Most of the confiscated goods were canned foodstuff which were either dented, expired, without the expiry date, or without any labels in Bahasa Malaysia or in English.

Among them were vinegar, peach drinks, sauces, canned food and soft drinks.

A spokesman for the Health Department said the case would be investigated under Section 18 of the Food Regulations 1985.

Several customers who were at the supermarket gave the raid the thumbs up.

“Now at least we feel comfortable to buy the products there,” said a customer.

The Health Department advised the public not to buy any dented cans or those with expired date.

The raid was led by central Seberang Prai district senior assistant health officer Kuldip Singh and assisted by state health environmental officer Wong Kee Poh and 10 other officers.

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