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Expiry Date of Fish Changed with Sticker

Consumer Sesselja Steingrímsdóttir was in for a surprise when she planned to heat a ready-made fish dish from her freezer recently. She noticed that the date of expiry, January 2009, was typed on a sticker covering the actual expiry date, January 2007.

Steingrímsdóttir told 24 Stundir that she had bought the fish in a budget supermarket chain, but couldn’t remember which store. The producer of the dish said he was certain the sticker had not been added to the product within his company.

Jóhannes Gunnarsson, managing director of the Icelandic Consumer Agency, said it is very rare that the expiry date of products is changed, which is forbidden by law.

The agency does, however, often receive complaints that the price of products has been changed with stickers. That is legal, Gunnarsson said.

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