Five-star hotels sold food not fit for consumption

Five members of Binca International appear in Dubai Court

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A food company which supplied some of Dubai’s five-star hotels and popular restaurant chains resold food that was not fit for human consumption, it has been reported.

Five members of staff of Binca International appeared in Dubai Court of Misdemeanours on charges of altering labels on expired food, according to a report in the National on Thursday.

The men – TL, 42, a partner of the company, AB, 35, an assistant warehouse supervisor, JV, 39, a security guard; and labourers RT, 39, and MP – sold food that was going mouldy and contained bacteria, the court heard.

TL also faces charges of failing to report a deportee and operating outside a free zone without a licence, according to the report.

The company supplies frozen seafood, sushi, noodles and fruit juices to restaurants including Noodle House and Wagamama and hotel chains including the Jumeirah Group, the paper reports.

Dubai Municipality inspectors discovered the offences during an inspection of the company’s warehouse in Jebel Ali.

Presiding judge, Jamaledine Abdel Majid, refused a request for bail and adjourned the case until June 30.

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