Unscrupulous traders under watch
March 29, 2019 8:12 am
The Consumer Council has stressed that they will not hesitate to name and shame unscrupulous traders, who continue to retail unsafe, unhygienic and unfit meat, fruits and vegetables.
This follows the random surveillance of 22 supermarkets around the country where it was confirmed they were selling rotten meats, fruits and vegetables.
22 major supermarkets have been caught selling rotten meat, fruits, and vegetables. The discovery was made by the @ConsumersFj. There was also a gross infestation of cockroaches in a leading supermarket. Atleast one supermarket is facing legal action. #TeamFiji pic.twitter.com/olkPGAG4gS
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Council Chief Executive Seema Shandil says food safety and health continues to be the forefront of the Council’s consumer protection efforts.
” I urge the consumers to exercise their responsibilities and examine the meat before buying them and they should know they have the right to demand for the better quality so should they come across this kind of products, if the product is rotting, if they are decaying, if they are smelling they can always go to the management and ask for better products because they are paying hefty prices for these meat products and even fruits and vegetables.”
Shandil says this is an ongoing issue which can only be solved through introducing quality standards for meats and other food products.