Consumer Protection fines hypermarkets in south-western Romania

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The National Authority for Consumer Protection (ANPC) has issued 42 fines worth RON 468,000 and 12 warnings to the hypermarkets-supermarkets in Oltenia region (south-western Romania), the institution informs on Monday.

ANPC has conducted checks at 23 stores, realitatea.net informs.

Besides the fines, several complementary measures have been issued to remedy the irregularities found, on incorrect practices, temporary suspension from marketing of products with various labeling irregularities or final stops from marketing with withdrawal from the human consumption circuit of products with an overdue term, not stored under the conditions indicated by the manufacturer, etc.

Among the sanctioned practices, ANPC mentions the presence of expired products on the shelves, the lack of consumer information in the gastro area on the ingredients and allergenic factors in the products, the display of another country of origin (fruit-vegetables) other than the real one, the sale of meat products, various assortments, in a refrigerator room with rust stains, with traces of colored liquid, possibly blood,  the sale of products made by vegetable fat in the dairy sector, marketing of products that had displayed various discounts or promotional campaigns that were no longer valid.

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