Expiredbeer made man ill
A man who bought some expired beer from Porirua Pak ’n Save says it made him feel sick and is vowing to get one of the unopened bottles tested.
The Porirua man, who did not want to be identified, bought eight bottles of Budvar from the supermarket on January 13.
The bottles were selling for $1 each and it appeared the price stickers were placed over the ‘‘best before’’ dates, which showed the beer expired last July.
‘‘I had some of the beer and it made me feel like vomiting,’’ he said. ‘‘When I peeled off the [price] labels I could see the date and I thought, ‘That’s not on’. People should realise the beer is out of date.’’
He said he had one of the unopened bottles in his fridge and hoped to get it tested by health authorities.
Pak ’n Save manager Garrod Brader said the best before date was a guide and the supermarket had not broken any health regulations.
However, he said there should have been a sign stating the alcohol was past the recommended date. It was not usual practice to place price stickers over use by dates, he said.
‘‘It’s normally over the barcode,’’ he said. ‘‘This is not an attempt to hide the dates.’’
Brader said though the man had spoken to staff about the beer, no official complaint had been made.
Two bottles of the beer bought from Pak ’n Save. The price tag covers the ‘‘best before’’ date.