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More expired food items destroyed

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa ,12/07/2018

Food Division has again destroyed expired food items on Tuesday at the Tapuhia dumping site, after removing it from different shops in Tongatapu.

Senior Officer from the Division says the value of the removed items worth thousands of pa’anga.

The food items destroyed include, frozen meats such as prawns, canned food items that were rusty and candies.

The retailers raised their concerns to the Officials saying that the damaged food items were caused by the consumers, however Food Authority emphasized that it is their role to ensure that their food items are safe for consumption.

The Officials highlighted the need for every retailer in Tonga to comply with the Food Regulation.

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