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Beware of fake Cock Soup mix, warns GraceKennedy

Published:Friday | July 26, 2013 | 5:46 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer



Food manufacturer GraceKennedy Limited says counterfeit sachets of Cock Soup mix are being sold on the local market and it cannot attest to their safety.




Michael Ranglin, the chief executive officer at GraceKennedy Foods, says about two weeks ago it was discovered during a normal stock auditing that some packaging and seasonings were missing.



He says further checks revealed that products were stolen, reassembled and are being sold to the market by unknown persons.



Ranglin says company officials have since purchased counterfeit sachets of the mix from the Ocho Rios market in St Ann, and the Coronation market in Kingston.



He says checks at the company later revealed the sachets were not sealed by GraceKennedy nor did they contain the specified codes.



Ranglin says the company is working with the police to identify the source.



The sachets of all genuine Grace Cock Soup sachets have a seven-digit, two-letter code with the date and time of manufacture stamped on them.



The company says the printed code appears in black below the rooster’s wings.



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