SOME corn flakes with traces of Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) being destroyed by Luanshya Municipal Council workers at a dump site
SOME corn flakes with traces of Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) being destroyed by Luanshya Municipal Council workers at a dump site

The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) has destroyed an assortment of substandard and second hand goods worth K245, 000 at Chunga dump site in Lusaka.

The goods ranged from failed electric cables, bales of used under wear and counterfeit black shoe polish.

ZABS Head of Marketing and Public Relations Hazel Zulu said 70, 000 m of failed electric cables, 632 dozens of counterfeit black shoe polish and 90 bales of second hand under wear were confiscated from suppliers in Lusaka and burnt in the operation.

Ms Zulu said the goods paused a health and safety risk to the public and was a danger to the environment.

She said ZABS will continue to conduct routine inspections to confiscate sub-standard goods in order to ensure that consumers have access to quality products on the market.

Ms Zulu stated that the failed cables are the major cause of fires and electric shocks and urged consumers not to settle for cheap and sub-standard products.

And Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) Director of consumer and public relations Brian Lingela urged consumers to be on the lookout for sub-standard goods on the market.

Mr Lingela said consumers should always ensure that they check the labelling, branding and packaging of products to avoid buying counterfeits.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. That whole Chunga dump site is a health hazard to the city. Look how close it is to residential properties. It should be closed down immediately if ZABS is serious about standards.

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    • @Ba Zambia, the picture above shows boxes of corn flakes being destroyed by Luanshya Council worker (presumably in luanshya). The sub-standard goods were burnt ku Chunga in lusaka

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    • Where are the rest of the boxes?? They were chewed, of course. Can’t you see the poverty and miserable structure in the background? Africa we remain a joke for generations to come.

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  2. This organisation needs to invest in proper disposory machinery like heavy duty shredders..How do you just burn cables like that?

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  3. Thanks beaural of standards, and please do regular checks on products and commodities sold to people all round thee country.

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