GEORGE TOWN, Jan 23 – The Penang Health Department seized 26 types of expired food items valued about RM1,000 at two supermarkets in Alma, Bukit Mertajam today. Raiding officers performed spot checks in the raid codenamed ‘Op Bersepadu Gong Xi Fa Cai’ in conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year.
Among the items seized were canned food and confectionery with damaged packaging. The department’s spokesman said the items were removed from the shelves as the expired food is considered as unhygienic. He however said no compound had been issued in the operation that started about 9am and ended at 5pm. The two-day operation continues tomorrow.