Dubious food origin reported
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.