Cyprus Mail

Expired coffee drink sellers face arrest

By Constantinos Psillides

POLICE issued arrest warrants for two persons in connection with the distribution of expired coffee drinks, according to a statement issued by the Health ministry.

The coffee drinks, Maresi Vienna Ice Coffee, bear clear signs of alteration on the expiry date, so the distributors could sell them after they expired at a much lower price.

The Health ministry calls upon anyone who comes across the altered coffee drinks to report it to the authorities.
The two individuals are wanted for possession and distribution of goods under false pretences, endangering public safety.

According to the statement, the Austrian manufacturer of the coffee drinks has ceased all contact with the suspects and sold the distribution rights to another company.

The Health services noted that businesses are liable for selling products not fit for consumption and appealed to consumers to look for signs of alterations on packages and be especially wary of products sold at a much lower price than usual.

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