Expired sweets repackaged and sold with new fake labels

Products may contain E.coli bacteria that causes stomach cramps and diarrhoea

Fødevarestyrelsen, the Danish veterinary and food administration, advises consumers to be vigilant when buying three specific sweets products, reports Jyllands-Posten.

The authority believes the candy is old and has been repackaged with fake expiry date labels.

The sweets in question are:

Liquorice Toffees in 1,350 kg boxes labelled: ‘Best before: 15-06-2016’;
Dumle Dark of 1,210 kg boxes labelled: ‘Best before: 14-03-2016’;
Fazer Mint in 1,220 kg boxes labelled: ‘Best before: 16-04-2016’.

“We hope that by warning against these three products, people can avoid eating them, because they may be contaminated with E.coli bacteria that can make them sick,” Claus Sørensen, a food inspector at Fødevarestyrelsen, told Jyllands-Posten.

The food administration has seized rolls of false expiry date labels that were used on old candy discovered two weeks ago at a warehouse in Valby.

The products are not only old, warns Fødevarestyrelsen, but were also repackaged in extremely unhygienic facilities.





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