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Huge scandal at Lidl: expired food was sold

Huge scandal at Lidl: expired food was sold

Romanian consumer protection inspectors discovered numerous violations in several Lidl stores, for which fines were imposed in more than 700 cases.

The Romanian National Authority for Consumer Protection (ANCP) carried out inspections at 295 Lidl discount stores in the last period. Inspectors found a large number of violations, with 757 fines worth around 7.5 million lei (577 million Hungarian forints) imposed.

In stores, some products weighed less than the value indicated on the package, and the packaging of some products was damaged, but inspectors found, among other things, fruits and vegetables with inappropriate texture, and labels that did not indicate the ingredients. Products whose warranty period has expired or were stored in inappropriate conditions, as well as products.

Inspectors of the Romanian National Consumer Protection Authority discovered numerous violations in Lidl storesCredit: Damian Lugowski/Shutterstock

In addition to the fine, the commission ordered the withdrawal of products worth 120,000 lei (9 million forints) from commercial circulation. Consumer protection authorities also ordered the suspension of some activities in 23 stores until deficiencies and violations are eliminated – he writes

The authority closed four Lidl stores in Botoşani, Galac and Giorgio counties for up to 6 months. Inspectors closed another seven stores in Bucharest and the Ilvov district for a period of between 6 and 12 months.

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