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More expired food items still on sale

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 29/04/2019

Food Authority is urging the public to be more cautious when purchasing food items from the shops.

Head of the Food Division Metuisela Falesiva says they are continuing their work to identify more expired food items still on sale or on the counter for consumers.

Food Taskforce this morning removed all these expired food items from the shelves and warn the retailers for selling these expired food items.

Acting CEO of Agriculture says there’s also an issue recorded in the Ministry, that some restaurants in Tonga are reheating the food or using expired food items for their cooked food selling for the consumers.

However with no proper act in place, the Food taskforce cannot carry out their duties effectively.

Falesiva says they are currently working on a regulation that could prevent these shops from selling these items.

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