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R1m worth of ‘hazardous’ food items removed from shelves in Upington

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Potentially hazardous food products worth an estimated one million rand were removed from the shelves of an Upington wholesaler and destroyed during a police operation.

Picture: Supplied

POTENTIALLY hazardous food products worth an estimated one million rand were removed from the shelves of an Upington wholesaler and destroyed during a police operation.

The operation was conducted through a collaborative effort by members of the Upington Border Police, the Paballelo SAPS and the Department of Health on Monday.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Omphile Masegela said the focus was on counterfeit and expired food products that may pose health hazards for consumers.

She explained that the Department of Health officials, with the assistance of the police, inspected various food items to verify the expiry dates.

Masegela issued a stern warning to distributors and shop owners to uphold food safety at all times.

Consumers are also reminded to be cautious and to read the expiry dates before purchasing food items.

Collaborative efforts by members of Upington Border Police , the Pabalello SAPS and the Department of Health resulted in potentially hazardous food items being disposed of during an inspection at a wholesaler in Upington on Monday. Picture: Supplied
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