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Authorities seize expired products

By Staff reporter

Authorities on Friday raided a house in Limassol and seized thousands of products headed for the market after having their sell-by dates changed.

The Polemidhia residence, used as a warehouse by a 51-year-old man, acted as a distribution centre where products had the sell-by dates changed before they were returned to the market.

Among the products found by authorities were coffee, energy drinks, condoms, chocolate, chewing gum, and sweets.

The 700 square metre residence was being searched by authorities since lunchtime Friday.

Police arrested a Pakistani man who resided on the island without permit. He was found hiding among boxes in the basement.

A machine used to print expiry labels was also seized.

Authorities are trying to locate the outlets that were supplied with the products.

The company in question has had run-ins with the health services before.

The health services published a list of products found in the warehouse whose sell-by dates could be falsified.

Maresi Vienna Ice Coffee, black, cappuccino, classic, coffee and milk 230ml plastic cup, Big Shock Energy Drink, orange and exotic 250ml can, and orange 500ml can.

Consumers who have the products in their possession were urged to avoid consumption until the case was fully investigated.

“The health services, in co-operation with the police and the customs department, continue the investigation and will issue a new announcement to inform consumers when it is completed,” a statement said.

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