Gardenia says man in viral video took bread from ‘pulled out’ stocks for disposal

Photo: Gardenia Philippines Facebook page

MANILA – Gardenia Philippines on Friday said that the delivery personnel caught on camera tampering with a loaf of bread was dealing with stocks scheduled for disposal and not from fresh stocks for deliveries.

As part of the baker’s policy, unsold stocks are pulled out of stores and are replaced with fresh stocks “every day of delivery,” Gardenia said in a Facebook post.

The video of the delivery personnel went viral in Facebook on Thursday, which was shared more than 45,000 times before it was taken down.

In the video, the person was caught taking pieces of bread from a sealed pack before re-sealing them again.

“The slices he took were from pulled-out loaves from stores which will be returned to the plant for disposal, not from fresh stocks for delivery to stores,” Gardenia said.

 

The involved personnel is now undergoing “administrative due process,” the company said.
 
Gardenia earlier vowed to maintain the “quality and safety” of its products.

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