Over K16,000 Worth of Expired Goods Seized in Mongu District
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in partnership with officers from Mongu Municipal Council (MMC) and Lewanika General Hospital (LGH) have seized expired goods worth K16,655 during inspections conducted on 8th and 9th June, 2022 in Mongu district of Western province. The inspections covered 30 trading premises of Mandanga and Kashumba markets of Mongu’s Central Business District (CBD).
The goods seized include assorted drinks, biscuits and cosmetic products among others. The goods were expired and therefore not fit for human consumption. Selling or offering for sale products not fit for purpose or expired is against the Competition and Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) No. 24 of 2010 as well as the Food and Safety Act No. 7 of 2019.
In light of this, CCPC and its partners wish to warn all suppliers, retailers and distributors to seize selling unsuitable products which have exceeded their shelf life. Traders are also advised to abide by the law and desist from engaging in unfair trading practices or any conduct that erode consumer welfare.
Meanwhile, CCPC and its partners will continue working together and enforcing their respective mandates in a quest to ensure consumer protection in Zambia and trader’s compliance with the law.