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Candy Older than Kids

Ash Wednesday 2015.

From Ash Wednesday. The picture is not related to the story. Photo: Sverrir H. Geirmundsson.

When the children in Seyðisfjörður brought their candy home on Ash Wednesday, what awaited them were no sweet tidings. The candy they had been given at the municipal office was older than most of them, or 12 years old, and had expired in 2007.

Investigation revealed that the candy originated from a distribution company called Íslensk dreifing, and the staff at the office suspected nothing when it was shipped to them. The incident was reported in Austurfrétt.

A watchful parent checked the date on the package and alerted the office. The case is being investigated by the Reykjavík Public Health Authority.

CEO of the distribution company Hafþór Guðmundsson declined to elaborate when approached by Austurfrétt . All he had to say was, “This has been discussed; it needs no further discussion.”

Vísir reports a surprising discovery. Hafþór turns out to be the brother of Ragnar Guðmundsson, better known as the director of Adam Hotel, recently in the news because of the hotel’s recommendation to guests to drink the hotel’s bottled water instead of from the tap.

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