—-—-Kaoma District Council health inspectors have destroyed over 800x50kg bags of the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) 2010/2011rotten maize in Kaoma district of Western province.
Council chief health inspector and competition consumer protection commission, Moses Mutyoka, said the council in Kaoma has intensified inspections of expired food stuffs in all the shops in the district to ensure that shop-owners complied with the provision of the Food and Drugs ACT Cap 303 and the Competition Consumer Protection Commission act of 2010.
Mr Mutyoka, who is also Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) member, said the search team found 844 x50kg bags of FRA maize rotten due to decomposition from the FRA depot.
The inspectors also confiscated other expired food stuffs from shops and stores in order to protect consumers’ rights.
Mr Mutyoka said the council has already obtained a court order to dispose of the rotten maize and the expired assorted food stuffs.
He said the council is intensifying inspections and holding regular meetings with stakeholders in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Law of Zambia.
He has since appealed to all business community and health public institutions to ensure that sanitation standards are improved in accordance with the provision of the public health Act Cap 295 of the Laws of Zambia.