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FCCC warns traders not to sell destroyed food

March 14, 2019 2:57 pm
FCCC Chief Executive, Joel Abraham

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging Fijians to be alert for perished or damaged frozen food given the recent power cut.

Chief Executive Joel Abraham says frozen foods such as chicken, meat, frozen vegetables, and dairy products could have defrosted during the power outage, which is a serious health concern for consumers.

Abraham warns traders to act ethically and destroy food and meat that may be adversely affected due to the power outage.

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He says traders who risk the health of Fijian families by selling spoilt or damaged products will be found and charged under the FCCC Act 2010.

The FCCC is partnering with the Ministry of Health’s Food and Safety Unit to conduct joint inspections throughout Fiji to monitor the practices of traders for consumer and health protection.

Anyone who encounters traders selling damaged goods can contact FCCC.

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