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CCPC and CCC Seize Goods in Eastern Province

The 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

Senior Public Relations Officer

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