Supermarkets selling bones as meat under spotlight
November 9, 2019 1:40 pm
Another supermarket has come under the spotlight after they were found selling bones in the pretense of meat.
The Consumer Watchdog says that after receiving complaints and doing market surveillance, the issue was brought to their attention.
Chief executive Seema Shandil says the supermarket was selling lamb neckpieces in a package which did contain any meat.
“As of last week, a complaint was lodged with the council whereby lamb bones were sold under the pretense of lamb neck at the standard price. When we visited this supermarket, we found out whatever was claimed was correct and we had that removed.”
Shandil says despite warning the supermarket, they continued to sell the product in their other outlets.
“However, the same supermarket has many branches elsewhere too and even around Suva and Nausori vicinity. They continued to sell it. So what my team actually had to do was to go and visit all the outlets individually to the other branches and remove the items.”
The consumer council is sending a stern warning to traders to ensure there have quality standards in place.
Shandil says it is vital consumers get what they are paying for.