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"Well, basically, a woman came in, said she was with the OQLF, and gave us a letter that shows a complaint had been filed, and she was following procedure to investigate," Lipper said. "She then looked at the spoon, took a picture of it, and said there is, in fact, English in the molding of the spoon."
After communicating with the inspector, Lipper got rid of the spoons and replaced the spoons with generic white plastic spoons, with a view to avoiding a fine.
"We did the change right in front of her face. We literally pulled the spoons, with customers in the store, and she watched us do it," Lipper said.
The inspector says then told him that the investigation continues, and not to distribute the offending spoons while it continues.