Out-of-date food seized from England team's Rio hotel

Out-of-date food has been seized at the England's World Cup hotel in Rio de Janeiro by health inspectors.

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England hotel fined for not providing condoms

The hotel where the England team will be based in Rio has been fined for not providing condoms to guests, says Brazil's health inspector group Procon.

The news comes after out-of-date food was found at both the England and Italian teams hotels in Rio de Janeiro.

The consumer health group said:

In Sao Conrado, at the Hotel Royal Tulip, where the England team will be based, 2.362kg of unusable butter, Parma ham and salmon was seized.

The hotel was also fined for not providing condoms to guests.

– Procon Website

The agency also said neither hotel provided condoms for sale at cost, nor information about sexually transmitted diseases, as required by law.

Both hotels have 15 days to make official explanations to the government agency before any fines can be levied.

Chef 'happy with the cleanliness' of England's hotel

The chef responsible for cooking meals for England's World Cup stars, has assured the FA that he is happy with the cleanliness of the hotel facilities, despite reports of expired food.

An FA Spokesman said:

The England chef has visited the Royal Tulip hotel several times and is happy with the cleanliness of the facilities.

He will also closely supervise all the players' food intake.

– FA Spokesman

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Expired food seized at England team's hotel in Rio

Unusable food has been seized at the England's World Cup hotel in Rio de Janeiro, but the Football Association have insisted that they are not worried by the reports.

Manager Roy Hodgson has set a diet for all players while in Brazil for the World Cup. Credit: Virga­lio Rodrigues/Atlantico/PA

A search of the hotel found 4.5lb of butter, parma ham and salmon which was past its expiry date.

The food was then seized by health inspectors Procon from the Royal Tulip hotel in Rio, 15 days before the World Cup kicks off.

An inspection at the Italian teams' base similarly found expired produce.

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