The Zambia Metrology Agency,a Statutory Body under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI), has seized three hundred (300) containers of cooking oil from a named manufacturing company in Lusaka.
This is when the Agency’s inspectors carried out a random compliance inspection at the company’s manufacturing plant and found all packaged cooking oil products non-compliant with regards to the net content declared.
The inspected products of cooking oil included 750 milliters, 2 Liters, 2.5 Liters, 5 Liters, 10 Liters and 20 Liters.
Fifty products (50) from each denomination were sampled and a total of 300 products were seized for non-compliance.
The company was also found using four (04) unverified automatic fillers for packaging.
The seized underfilled cooking oil containers have since been disposed of through the Courts.
The client was summoned for a hearing and shall be charged and penalised accordingly.
It is Law that all companies involved in producing, distributing, packaging, buying or selling of measured goods must have their weighing and measuring instruments verified regularly for accuracy of measurements.
The Law also provides that prepackaged products must.be of correct quantities declared as well as have accurate labelling on the packaging
The Zambia Metrology Agency carries out compliance inspections on weighing and measuring instruments used for trade as well as prepackaged products with regards to accuracy of measurements.
This is to protect consumers against unjust measurements and to promote fair trade.
Zambia Metrology Agency is a Statutory Body under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) established by the Metrology Act No 6. of 2017. The Agency is the national