CCPC and CCC Seize Goods in Eastern Province
2021-10-13The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in partnership with the Chipata City Council (CCC) seized assorted goods worth K165 in an inspection conducted on 30th September 2021 at 15 trading premises of Chipata’s Central Business District (CBD) in Eastern Province.
Food products such as Minced Meat and Tinned Fish were seized for not meeting the mandatory product information standards set by Section 50 of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) No. 24 of 2010 as well as the Food and Drugs Act Cap 303 of the Laws of Zambia.
The CCPC however notes that out of 15 trading outlets inspected, only one outlet was found to be selling products that were past their best before dates and insufficiently labelled signifying a 93 % of the traders’ compliance rate with the Act.
In light of the above, the Commission wishes to encourage all traders, retailers and distributors to continue complying with the law for enhanced consumer protection in the country.
Further, the CCPC in collaboration with CCC and other relevant stakeholders will continue to enforce the law in accordance with their respective mandates in order to ensure that consumers are protected from any unfair trading practices in Zambia.
Namukolo M. Kasumpa
Clarification on Recall Exercise by Tiger Brands
2021-10-01The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) wishes to clarify on a press statement it released on 28th September 2021 which stated in its second paragraph that, “Tiger Brands of South Africa was ordered by the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) to recall all Tiger Brands KOO and Hugo Branded vegetable products that were manufactured between 1st May 2019 and 5th May 2021.”
The Commission therefore wishes to clarify that Tiger Brands was not ordered by CCC to recall the affected products but rather Tiger Brands undertook a voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.
Further, the CCPC commends Tiger Brands company for taking such a precautionary measure key in ensuring the safety of consumers in countries in the common market.
Namukolo M. Kasumpa
CCPC Cautions Public Against Consumption of Some Caned Tiger Brands
2021-09-28The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has received a cautionary notice from the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) warning the general public against consuming and selling of some selected Tiger Brands that are alleged to have been packaged in defective cans.
This warning comes after Tiger Brands of South Africa was ordered by the CCCto recall all Tiger Brands KOO and Hugo Branded vegetable products that were manufactured between 1st May 2019 and 5th May 2021.
The recall is due to the cold weld seam defect which is causing small leakages from the cans and has the potential to cause secondary microbial contamination of the food product.
The affected products were exported from South Africa and extended to some countries in the common market such as Zambia, Malawi, Seychelles, Mauritius, Eswatini and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In view of the foregoing, the CCPC is urging all Zambian consumers and traders to exercise caution by ensuring that they look out for the affected Tiger Brands stipulated in “Annexure A” below and avoid consumption or sale for the good of their health and safety.
Product Code Brand Description Manufactured on or Before Dates
15-4259 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce 12x / 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-2411 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce Lite /12x410g 5/5/2021
15-2234 Hugo’s Hugos Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce /6x410g 5/5/2021
15-2240 Koo Multi Pack Bits 4x410g 5/5/2021
15-1006 Koo Koo Butter Beans 12x410g / 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-3972 Koo Koo Butter Beans Curry/Tangy Sauce12/12x410g 5/5/2021
15-10007 Koo Koo Butter Beans in Tomato Sauce 12/12x420g 5/5/2021
15-10012 Koo Koo Chilli Beans 12x420g / 12x420g 5/5/2021
15-2392 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Tomato & Herb Sauce / 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-2393 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Curry Sauce 12x410/12410g 5/5/2021
15-2394 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Hot Chakalaka /12x410g 5/5/2021
15-15586 Koo Koo Baked Beans in BBQ Flavoured Sauce 5/5/2021
15-15587 Koo Koo Baked Beans in Chili Wors Flavoured Sauce 5/5/2021
15-4253 Koo Koo Cream Style Sweetcorn 12x415g / 12x415g 5/5/2021
15-10033 Koo Koo Whole Kernel Corn 12x410g / 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-4161 Koo Koo Veg Curry in Tangy Sauce 12x420g / 12x420g 5/5/2021
15-4160 Koo Koo Veg Curry Hot 12x420g/ 12x420g 5/5/2021
15-10021 Koo Koo Vegetable Curry 12x420g/ 12x420g 5/5/2021
15-10019 Koo KOO Cape Malay 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-10022 Koo KOO Durban Curry 12x410g 5/5/2021
15-10018 Koo Koo Mixed Vegetables 12x410g/12x410g 5/5/2021
15-15619 H/BERG Hbg Fresh Garden Peas 12x410g /12x410g 5/5/2021
15-10024 Koo Koo Fresh Garden Peas 12x410g /12x410g 5/5/2021
15-15588 Koo Koo Fresh Garden Peas in Brine 12x400g 5/5/2021
15-15590 Koo Koo Surfmaid Petit Pois in Brine 12x400g 5/5/2021
15-10030 Koo Koo Short Spaghetti 12x410g / 12x410g 5/5/2021
Further, the Commission hereby directs all importers, distributors, traders, wholesalers and retailers to remove and surrender to the nearest Public Health office of every Council all affected Tiger Brands with immediate effect.
Namukolo M. Kasumpa
CCPC and MMC Seize Goods Worth Over K3,000 in Western Province
2021-08-11The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in partnership with the Mongu Municipal Council (MMC) have seized assorted goods worth K3,901 in Mongu district Western Province.
Among the items seized include Yess- Ginger Beer, Red Rock Cola, Frooty Soft Drink, Jolly Juice, Twist Drink, Fanta, Sprite, Cowbell Milk sachets, Freshpikit Baked Beans, Flair Baked Beans, D’lite Grown Ups, Hugos Mixed Fruit as well as Chelsea, Chicco and Choco Mint- Biscuits.
Other products seized are KOO Baked Beans, Milo, Rhodes Mixed Vegetables,Rhodes Mixed Fruit Jam, Riteband Peach Halves, Riteband Mixed Vegetables, Deep Clean- Bar Soap, Protex, Always Sanitary Pads, raw Apples and Oranges including Big Tree, Cowbell and NIDO milk products.
The seized products did not meet the mandatory product information standards set by Section 50 of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) No. 24 of 2010 as well as the Food and Drugs Act Cap 303 of the Laws of Zambia.
The inspection covered 10 trading premises of Mandanga’s Central Business District (CBD) in Mongu and aimed at assessing the traders’ compliance levels with the Act for enhancement of competition and promotion of consumer protection in Zambia.
The Commission in collaboration with MCC and other relevant stakeholders will continue to enforce the law in accordance with their respective mandates
in order to ensure that consumers are protected from any unfair trading practices in the country.