Expired products re-enter market in Greece

Expired products are to be re-released at lower prices in markets in Greece, where most of the citizens are currently facing difficulties to make ends meet.

The products with expired dates will be labeled as “no longer preservable product,” and will be sold on separate shelves at markets and grocery stores, according to the decision taken by Athens Chamber of Craftsmen. The new regulation that will be effective as of Sept. 1 will comprise the Attiki region, which includes the capital Athens and half of the Greek population.

The regulation is aimed at aiding financially the hard-up Greek citizens who have been hit by the crisis itself as well as the austerity measures imposed on the government by its international lenders.

The sellers will be responsible for preserving and consuming the products healthily.

The expiration dates of the foods and drinks that re-entered the market will be extended by up to three months, based on the characteristics of the goods. The mass-serving facilities like restaurants or food halls will be excluded from the practice.

Adapted from Today.az