FCCC investigates trader for selling fungus cakes
December 24, 2018 7:52 am
A few traders are under the spot light yet again for trying to dupe consumers this festive season.
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating over 200 traders for non-compliance.
Chief Executive, Joel Abraham says in one particular case, a trader has been caught selling Christmas cakes containing fungus.¤
Abraham adds they have received 50 complaints from the Western division for this incident.
“What we are now doing is undertaking an investigation to find out the reason behind it. The trader has blamed humidity for this. So FCCC still needs to go out and ensure that we have checked everything – to ensure that this product was not expired, the batch that was produced was done in a proper manner and all quality checks were done.”
Abraham adds another trader is being investigated for tempering with expiry dates.
The Consumer Council has also carried out inspections and found close to fifty traders engaging in unethical practices this festive season.
Both the consumer agencies are reminding customers to be vigilant and not to be lured by sales which could be a hoax to get expired goods off the shelf.