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FVS finds expired pickles being sold in Latvian stores

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDuring an inspection in Latvian stores, the State Food and Veterinary Service uncovered that some of the ‘Marinēti gurķi ungāru gaumē’ [Hungarian pickles] brand of pickles had expired three years ago.

Upon closer inspection it was uncovered that jars containing the pickles in question had been re-labelled to hide the fact that their shelf life had ended in 2011.

The jars of ‘Marinēti gurķi ungāru gaumē’ have labels that say their distributor in Latvia is SIA Laverse, product net mass is 680 g, production date 04.01.2014, expiration date 04.01.2017, produced in Vietnam. The jar has a metal lid with green paper label on top. Tearing off the piece of paper reveals that the lid had been partially repainted. Under the paint, the actual production date can still be seen – 05.11.2009. The product’s expiration date is also still there – 05.11.2011.

The method used in the labelling of this product misleads consumers. This is why FVS urges consumers to avoid buying this product.

Upon uncovering this fact, FVS informed supermarket networks and recommended them to withdraw these products from circulation.

An administrative violation case has been a launched as well.

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