Romania’s National Authority for Customer’s Protection has confiscated 14,4t of frozen food that did not comply to standards, laying fines of over RON1,7m (EUR350.000) in the process. The inquiry included over 64t of frozen food and ice-cream.
The biggest problems encountered had to with overdue expiry dates, broken packages or incomplete labels. The watchdog also found sellers that didn’t have proper storing conditions or where temperature was not controlled.
The authority seized an additional 7,5t of frozen food to be released when minimal conditions are encountered. Over 675 sellers were verified, with three-thirds of them having some sort of issue.