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Seafood restaurant ‘tampered with expiry dates’ on food

January 23, 2018
Food Safety

A popular Gold Coast seafood store is being investigated over allegations staff have been tampering with expiry dates on products and selling food ready for the bin.

9NEWS can exclusively reveal Pacifica Trading in Robina is embroiled in a Queensland Health probe, amid revelations it’s dishing up a smorgasbord of lies to unsuspecting customers.

Former worker Andre Munroe said workers were being ordered to destroy “use-by” stickers on seafood, and even re-package some products which had passed their expiry dates.

“We grab a sponge for that particular product, and some turps (turpentine) and we rub it off.

“And then after we rub it off we box it … and we send it back out.

“So that product doesn’t actually have a use-by date.”

Mr Munroe said the company supplied seafood to some of the biggest and most exclusive restaurants across Queensland including Marina Mirage, the Watermark, Sheraton and Palazzo Versace hotels as well as the Sea World theme park.

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Published by: Nine Digital Pty Ltd 2018, 5/1/2018