Assortment of expired food stuffs, cosmetics, drugs and body lotions that were confiscated by health inspectors being destroyed

The Environmental Health Department in Mwansabombwe District has ceased Over K15, 000 worth of expired goods from six shops.

The goods ceased include biscuits, soft drinks, cooking oil, Lotions, knick-knacks biscuits, baby powder and juice among others.

Mwansabombwe Environmental Health Officer, Brian Chanda said it is unfortunate that despite warnings from the Ministry of Health against stocking expired goods, most shops in the area still go ahead with the trend.

Some of the goods ceased expired in April and December of 2015 but where still being sold to the unsuspecting public.

He warned that consumption of expired goods could cause gastro-intestinal disturbances and skin rashes among other health complications.

He has advised the general public to develop a habit of checking the expiry dates on goods before purchase.

And Mr Chanda has also warned shop owners in the district to refrain from stocking expired good.

He advised shop owners to also be aware of the goods they are purchasing from the manufacturers as some goods can unknowingly be
purchased while near to expiring or expired.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Illegal president illegal good illegal mindset and failed country. Wow Zambia yasila

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  2. Come on Lusaka Times, did you mean ceased (stopped) goods or maybe (correctly) seized (grabbed or confiscated) goods, the difference in spelling means all the world!

    Otherwise I am a dedicated follower of your website which I use to keep up to date with most happenings across our tortured nation, keep up the great work (but work on your spellings puhleez)…

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    • ceases goods………….

      Please LT, can you not do better than that?

      If you cannot even get your spelling right, can we have any confidence in your reporting of the actual news?

      Pull your socks up! There is a thing called SPELLCHECK on your computers!

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  3. The Minister of Health is awake & warnings shop owners against stocking expired goods, and the general public to develop a habit of checking the expiry dates on goods before purchase. Whilst Minister of Commerce is still sleeping & can’t warn shop owners against buying goods which are about to expire which chain stores sell to them on special shortly before expiring. The Minister of Commerce can advise shop owners to sell these goods on special to the public too. But shop owners increase the prices by 100% of expired goods & expect these goods to sell over night. Fine or imprison these shop owners heavily to learn a lesson for inflicting gastro-intestinal disturbances & skin rashes among other health complications on unsuspecting consumers of expired goods.

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  4. There are special consumer shops in South Africa and the developed world which sell goods with damaged containers and recently expired goods (by a few months) .

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  5. The cure for this is creating more jobs so citizens have more purchasing power. People have tunthembas but no one buys from them.

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  6. I remember when I was at serenje Boys secondary school, we used to buy expired sh!t from those Mwenye shops. I am glad I survived Serenje eish. I come from a far.

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