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Goods Worth Over K18,000 Seized in Chinsali District

Assorted goods worth K18,654 have been seized in Chinsali district by a joint team of inspectors from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), Chinsali Municipal Council (CMC) and Ministry of Health (MoH). The inspections covered 26 business outlets at Chinsali’s Central Business District (CBD) in Muchinga province and were conducted on 10th  to 12th  and 19th  May, 2022 respectively. 
The assorted products seized include foodstuffs and cosmetic items such as carbonated drinks, milk, butter, body lotion and hair 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, the CCPC, CMC and MoH 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.

Further, in a quest to ensure trader’s compliance with the law and consumer protection in Zambia, CCPC, CMC and MoH will continue working together and enforcing their respective mandates.

Rainford Mutabi

Public Relations Officer

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