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CCPC and MMC Seize Goods Worth Over K3,000 in Western Province

2021-08-11
The 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.

Namukolo M. Kasumpa

Senior Public Relations Officer

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