Finance Ministry investigators charge two for selling expired chocolate

  • It also said it had seized ₾85,000 ($32,571) in undeclared food products that the accused had transported through customs checkpoint by entering false data in customs declarations. Photo: The Investigation Service of Georgia’s Finance Ministry

Agenda.ge, 22 Aug 2023 - 12:16, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Investigation Service of Georgia’s Finance Ministry has charged two individuals for selling expired foreign-made chocolate products that included "microorganisms harmful to human health", the state body said on Tuesday.

The Service said its investigation had found the offenders had sold expired chocolates of different foreign brands after changing labels indicating new expiration dates at trading facilities in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi.

It also said it had seized ₾85,000 ($32,571) in undeclared food products that the accused had transported through customs checkpoint by entering false data in customs declarations.

The crime is punishable by eight to 11 years of imprisonment.

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