Rotten produce on sale at Romanian supermarkets

Wed 18/12/2019 by Richard Wilkinson
Rotten produce on sale at Romanian supermarkets, ct. Rok Stritof/EyeEm/Getty Images

Two of Romania’s largest retailers Mega Image and Auchan have been fined by the country’s Consumer Protection Agency (ANPC), following repeated complaints from customers about the quality of the fruit and vegetables. ANPC imposed a fine of €35,000 on Mega Image because its stores were offering for sale fruits and vegetables that did not comply with the quality norms (organoleptic changes, mouldy areas, soft consistency) and for storing cooked food under improper conditions. Auchan was fined €55,000 for similar problems, with over a ton of food being withheld from sale.

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