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.