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Hot Bread Kitchen fined $8000

September 4, 2018 9:31 pm

The Hot Bread Kitchen has been fined $8000 by the Magistrates Court for failure to display prices on certain price controlled items.

The company has pleaded guilty for three different counts and two separate cases of selling price controlled items above the expected price as per the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission act.

In the first case, the company pleaded guilty for offering sell price controlled items at excessive prices.

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On March 30th, 2011, the accused trading at the LICI Building branch in Suva offered for sale 36 containers of 250 grams Flora Margarine at $2.53, which is nine cents more than what they were supposed to sell it for.

The company also committed the same offence in 2015 and 2017.

In the second case, on April 15th, 2011 the company at its Ratu Sukuna Road branch were caught by the FCCC, selling five packets of FMF Breakfast crackers at $1.45 each instead of $1.35.

In sentencing the Hot Bread Kitchen, Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili said the company is not a first offender.

The company was also fined $8,000 of which $2,000 was for wasting the court’s time.

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