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In mid-December 2021, Starbucks, a coffee chain, was exposed that two stores in Wuxi had problems such as tampering with the shelf life of ingredients and using expired ingredients, which aroused widespread concern among netizens.
Recently, it was learned from the website of Xinwu District people's Government of Wuxi City that Shanghai Starbucks Coffee Co., Ltd. Wuxi Changxing Daxia Store and Wuxi Zhenze Road Store, by tampering, replacing, tearing up the shelf life labels of food raw materials, etc., use expired food raw materials and manage expired food. The towel that wiped the food contact surface could not be used for special use, and the illegal income was confiscated by the Xinwu District Market Supervision Administration of Wuxi City and fined more than 670000 yuan and 690000 yuan respectively.
Administrative penalty information shows that on December 13, 2021, according to media exposure, Wuxi Changxing Building, Shanghai Starbucks Coffee Management Co., Ltd. used food raw materials that exceeded the shelf life and operated food that exceeded the shelf life, and no expired food and food raw materials were found after on-site inspection. According to the surveillance video of Wuxi Changxing Building store of Shanghai Starbucks Coffee Management Co., Ltd., according to the surveillance video of Wuxi Changxing Building store, the staff of Wuxi Changxing Building Store caused the food raw materials to exceed the shelf life by tampering, replacing and tearing up the shelf life labels of food raw materials, operating pastry foods that exceeded their shelf life, and alternately wiping the food contact surfaces such as bars and steamed milk sticks with red cotton towels. Red cotton towels can not be used for special use.
Similarly, after investigation, the staff of Wuxi Zhenze Road Store of Shanghai Starbucks Coffee Management Co., Ltd. tampered with the original labels of food raw materials and rotating containers that had exceeded the shelf life by destroying the original labels and pasting new labels to prolong the shelf life of food raw materials. According to monitoring, market regulators show that stores use food raw materials that have been tampered with their shelf life to make products. In addition, Wuxi Zhenze Road, Shanghai Starbucks Coffee Management Co., Ltd. has made it clear that red cotton towels are used to clean food contact surfaces, green cotton towels are used to clean bars, and blue cotton towels are used to clean guest areas. According to the surveillance video of the store, employees use red cotton towels to wipe food contact surfaces such as bars and steamed milk sticks alternately, and green cotton towels to wipe steamed milk sticks. Red cotton towels used to wipe food contact surfaces such as steamed milk sticks in the above behavior are not dedicated.
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