Police Seized Truckload of 2 Years Expired of Food Products in Gensan
Police recovered a truckload of expired food products reportedly set for delivery and distribution to retailers in several villages in General Santos City.
According to the report of the Philippine News Agency. Major Patrich Elma, chief of the Makar Police Station, said expired grocery items were found abandoned in a warehouse near a river in Purok Cabuay in Barangay Sinawal in the said city.
Among the products seized were branded coffee packs, instant noodles, various candies, and various brands of spaghetti, most of which have expired since 2018. Police discovered their sale after a concerned citizen reported that a tricycle had delivered some expired products to one of the barangays there.
Elma’s staff conducted an operation and immediately tracked down the tricycle whose driver was identified as Arnulfo Deleno. Authorities seized seven sacks of expired grocery items from him.
He allegedly bought them from an unidentified businessman in Barangay Sinawal. Deleno pointed to the location of the warehouse where he bought the expired products, but the person who sold him the products was no longer there.
It is being ascertained where the expired food came from as the authorities continue the follow-up operation. Elma warned residents not to enjoy them as it was said to be a possible source of health problems.
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