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Two bars suspended for mislabeling

Cancun, Q.R. — More than two dozen establishments were spot-checked by government officials this week resulting in two suspensions.

Businesses serving alcohol were visited by the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) along with the Ministry of Health and State Health Services. A total of 31 businesses had their alcohol inspected in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, leaving two places with temporary suspensions.

In regard to the checks, Cofepris made a statement saying, “As a result of this operation, activity was suspended at the bar Fat Tuesday for failing to display notice of operation as well as mislabeled bottles.”

They said that the bar had several 20-liter alcoholic beverage bottles with labels and tags that did not correspond to the original product, as well as fruit concentrates with lack of identification and expiration dates.

The inspections also resulted in the temporary suspension of Lobby Maya Kukulkán in Cancun for “breaching sanitary conditions, water leakage, the use of temperature measurement instruments without disinfectants, having drainage covers with movement and the presence of a disinfectant product without identification. He added, “Alcoholic beverages were also confiscated due to lack of labeling and expired products.”

Cofepris said that between 2010 and 2017, more than 5.3 million liters of alcohol have been confiscated for health reasons.