Joint exercise to monitor food products underway
April 17, 2019 12:25 pm
A joint exercise is currently underway to monitor the quality of meat, fruit and vegetables.
This is being carried out by the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission together with the Health Ministry.
This follows concerns raised on the low-quality meat being sold at exorbitant prices as well as other food products described as unfit for consumption.
FCCC’s Chief Executive Joel Abraham says they’ve also had discussions with supermarket chains.
“The issue of standards of product whether it is rotten, its expired or its dented it usually comes under the Food and Safety Unit of Ministry of Health and we working with them very closely because of course it is a consumer issue.”
During a recent market surveillance by the Consumer Council, twenty-two major supermarkets came under the spotlight for selling low-quality meat at exorbitant prices as well as other food products unfit for consumption.
Consumers are urged to report their concerns to the FCCC if they see poor hygiene or spoiled food in supermarkets.