The National Police expect to make arrests for food safety breaches.

08-05-2018Alejandro Sepúlveda

Yesterday morning, the National Police raided a food distribution company, Cárnicas Luis, which is based at the Son Bugadelles industrial estate in Santa Ponsa. Several people are now under investigation following a search of the premises which revealed a large quantity of food beyond its expiry date and in a poor condition.

This meat company supplies hotels, shops and restaurants across Majorca. It also has its own shops through which food beyond its sell-by date was apparently being sold. Inspection of food products found some to have mould on them. Government health inspectors have initiated proceedings as a result.

For the moment, the police have not formally arrested anyone, but it is expected that they will do once a specialist team has considered the evidence.

The police acted after receiving complaints about poorly conserved food products and also about violations of workers' rights.

Some of the company's vehicles were immobilised during the operation as their documentation was not in order.

This is the second such operation in recent weeks. Cárnicas Vicente, based in Marratxi, is also the subject of an investigation into the distribution of out-of-date meat and other products.


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holidaymaker / Hace over 3 years

Reading more stories like this make me wonder just how many people have consumed this out of date food and have had their holiday ruined ? More inspections need to be carried out in Restaurants and hotels .


Henry James / Hace over 3 years

It seems as though some of the complaints of food poisoning in hotels were genuine and this is not the only company that has supplied sub-standard food to hotels,and somebody in those hotels must have taken bribes to accept this food,this investigation needs to be widened to include hotels.