BMA tampers with rules on hampers

City Hall wants to inspect each item in your gift basket in case it is an expired food product or, worse, demon rum. (FB/zaapclassic)

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) officials will examine New Year hampers being sold during the festive period to make sure they do not contain products that have expired or alcoholic beverages.

City Hall has told all 50 BMA district offices to examine hampers from now right through Chinese New Year in February, Bangkok deputy governor Thaweesak Lertprapan warned Wednesday.

Mr Thaweesak said common complaints about hampers are that some are of poor quality and include products that have passed their expiry date.

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