Here is a small note of encouragement for all stakeholders to try and do more. Just when you thought you had received all your packages in sound condition and packed them all neatly along your display shelves within easy reach of your regular clientele, along comes this friendly warning. Just because a so-called seal of approval has been placed on your cartons does not mean that you can simply and willy-nilly just unpack those boxes and pack the items straight onto your shelves.
While qualified package testing, legally mandated, has been officially approved for safe passage does not mean that it is entirely safe. By being as vigilant as the industry standard bearers, you not only seal your commercial reputation, you protect your customers as well. Just as much as you trust the quality assurers to pass packages for distribution, your customers trust you that their purchased items are going to be safe for domestic consumption.
Government regulations and industry use regulations have been put in place for good reason. Whether you are dealing in a wide range of processed food products or products for medical and hygienic use, and usually you, as a shopkeeper or supermarket store owner or manager are dealing in both categories, the onus rests on you as the final arbiter of safety on behalf of the consuming public. Just remember that you are dealing with mass volumes.
While such incidents are rare, it is still easy for slippages to occur. Goods can still be tarnished and expiry dates overlooked. So, when emptying your packages do make sure that your staff are also conducting an in-store quality control test before placing all items neatly on the shelves. And do make sure that your shelves have been hygienically prepared as well.