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Consumers to be cautious during the Hibiscus festival

August 14, 2018 10:49 pm

The Consumer Council is urging Fijians to be cautious when purchasing items from the Hibiscus festival which is currently underway at the Valelevu Grounds in Nasinu.

Executive chair, Raman Dahia says in the past complaints have ranged from poorly cooked meals, unhygienic food practices and faulty goods.

Dahia says some traders have also used the festival as an opportunity to get rid of old stock, hike prices and give the illusion the products are on sale.

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Traders are also urged to take responsibility and precaution when preparing, handling and storing foods, snacks and confectioneries.

Consumers are to inspect the products they purchase thoroughly and maintain their tax invoice or receipt.

The Council also has a booth at the grounds for those who want to lodge a complaint or seek advice.

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