Du­bi­ous food ori­gin re­ported

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

By Joe Wick­man SEV­ERAL peo­ple have warned of the food be­ing sold at the Va­len­cia flea mar­ket, which they be­lieve could have been stolen from su­per­mar­kets.

The mar­ket is lo­cated next to Va­len­cia CF sta­dium Mestalla, an event that has been held there for nu­mer­ous years as a way to let peo­ple sell any sec­ond-hand items.

How­ever, at­ten­dees are re­al­is­ing that it is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly com­mon to find food­stuffs. Items which in­clude fresh pro­duce or items that re­quire re­frig­er­at­ing, but which is on sale in suit­cases, in the open air, with no health con­trols, and at a far cheaper price than they cost in su­per­mar­kets.

Users are com­plain­ing that some of the items on sale even have the la­bel from known food chains still on them, on sale at a third of the cost, and that some peo­ple are start­ing to make re­quests – which are then ful­filled the fol­low­ing weeks.

With the buyer’s health at risk, and su­per­mar­kets los­ing mil­lions of eu­ros to stolen food every year, those who have raised con­cerns are re­quest­ing a height­ened po­lice pres­ence, or at least some sort of con­trols to en­sure this seem­ingly il­le­gal prac­tice is stopped.

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