The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in collaboration with the Kitwe City Council (KCC) has seized goods worth k1,800 in Kitwe, Copperbelt.
CCPC public relations officer Namukolo Kasumpa said the goods were seized after a joint inspection was conducted in two main retail outlets.
Ms. Kasumpa said the ceased items were expired while others did not have expiry dates.
‘’The good had defects and did not meet the mandatory product information standards set by section 50 of the CCPC act and the drugs regulation act under Cap 300 of the laws of Zambia,’’ she said.
Ms. Kasumpa disclosed that the ceased goods included Tropical Fresh Juices, Canned baked beans, Mouth wash, assorted snacks, Ice Cream and Chicken.
She warned suppliers, retailers and distributors who are in the habit of selling unsuitable products which have exceeded or close to reaching their shelf life to cease from doing so.
Ms. Kasumpa further advised traders to abide by the law and desist from engaging in unfair trade practices and activities that erode consumer welfare.
She appealed to members of the public to be alert and check for expiry dates as well as general information of products to avoid endangering their lives.
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