CCPC confiscates expired drinks in Solwezi district

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The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in Solwezi district has seized assorted beverages valued over K1,700 from a renowned lodge.
CCPC Investigator James Chalungumana who confirmed the development to ZANIS in Solwezi yesterday said the seized beverages were expired and unfit for human consumption.

Mr Chalungumana said among the drinks seized were 64 bottles of Redds, 48x300mls bottles of sprite, 24×330 mls of caned minute maid, 23×330 mls of caned coke zero and 30 x200 mls of caned schweppes among others.

He said the seizure was conducted after a tip off from alert members of the public who were sold the alleged expired drink.

Mr Chalungumana said the act was contrary to the Foods and Drugs Act CAP 303 of the laws of Zambia and the Section 49 and 50 of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act number 24 of 2010.

He said the named lodge is likely to face prosecution because of the large number of expired goods found.

Mr Chalungumana said the commission will continue conducting random inspections across the province to ensure that products being sold to the public are safe and of high quality.