Before deciding to buy every food products, its is a usual practice to look at its declared expiration date. We want to be sure that the product is safe for consumption.
After inspection we should think twice and look again because some retailers are tampering the expiration date of their products. A dirty looking expiration date is doubtful and the product should not be bought.
Reported by GMA 24 Oras: Some retailers at Balintawak Market are caught by Quezon City Health Office. Those retailers are selling expired food products such as canned goods, hotdogs and other processed meats and cheese and other kind of spreads.
Buyers cannot readily determined if the products are expired because their expiry dates were tampered. Products are priced lower than other grocery goods to attract buyers. Consumer should doubt if the price is unsually low.
Quezon City Health Office added that some small vendors and restaurant use expired food products for their menu. How scary!
Sellers of expired goods are going to be prosecuted for disobeying Consumer Act of the Philippines.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.