2)–Chongwe Council confiscates products

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The Chongwe District Council public Health department has confiscated expired and unlabeled household products and foodstuffs from various shops in the area.

Chongwe Council public relations officer Namasiku Njovu said in a statement released to ZANIS News in Lusaka today that the confiscated goods includ body lotions, baby cereals and biscuits.

The exercise was carried out by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).

Ms Njovu said that inspection exercise was aimed at ascertaining public health and ensuring that consumer standards and recommendations were followed.

She said the sale of goods not of substance and quality is prohibited under the Food and drugs Act Cap 303 of the laws of Zambia and the CCPC Act number 24 of 2010.

Ms Njovu said it was unfortunate that some shops were selling products that had expired over four years ago.

She said it was very important that consumers take it upon themselves to be cautious over the details of the products they buy as expired goods were hazardous to human health.

Ms Njovu warned that the district council will not relent to take action on any shop that will be found selling products that do not meet the required standards and quality.