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Worried soldiers cry out over spoiled milk

Piraeus prefecture officials blocked yesterday more than 97 tons of canned milk from heading to soldiers’ breakfast tables after finding that it had turned into lumps of fat and was unfit for consumption. An inspection of the 97,270 kilos of the Milkin brand of evaporated milk, imported from Lithuania, revealed that the milk had gone off and solidified, forming a layer of fat across the can’s inner lining. An inspection team was called in to conduct a chemical examination of the milk, which carried an expiration date at the end of the year, after receiving a complaint from staff at the military warehouse in Piraeus. A prosecutor has been informed of the incident. Sources said military officials are now scrambling to detect whether any quantities of the drink may already have been distributed to army barracks.