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Isoka council disposes off Expired goods

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Isoka Town Council has seized and disposed off assorted expired goods worth over K16 thousand.

Council Public Relations Officer Peter Sichali confirmed the seizure of goods to ZANIS in a press statement that the expired items included beer, cosmetics, soft drinks, and food additives among others.

And Council Senior Health Inspector Cholwe Shanyinde disclosed that the goods were seized in the first quarter of 2023 after conducting a health inspection across all trading places in Isoka District.

He said the seizure and disposal of the expired, dented and infested goods is in line with the provisions of Food Safety Act number 7 of 2019 and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) Act number 24 of 2010.

Mr Shanyinde also expressed disappointment that the traders have continued selling expired goods to the public despite the local authority and other stakeholders making efforts to sensitise them on the procedure of handling expired goods.

He further warned traders to desist from deposing off expired good on their own without the knowledge of the council as such endangers the health of the public when the goods are picked by the scavengers

4 COMMENTS

  1. These people are not being wise…go to the UK they sale expired goods to poor people…even nearby in South Africa there are shops where they specifically sale expired items at reduced prices.

    This idea of just following what is in the law (laws which are made without wide consensus even) is tantamount to insulting God and I believe God will deal harshly with such people…you know it in your heart that the items you are destroying can be donated to the poor..many of the so called expired items can be lab tested and certified good for consumption in which case they can then be donated to the needy.

    I used to point out these things especially with regards to the state of prisons during the days of PF, they never listened and where is PF today???

  2. With global economy crisis… stop throwing away expired goods. They may be needed during rainy days of the so called “WW3″…

    Question, have they been tested to be completely off?

    Sometimes we need to learn from other Countries which have experienced profound hardship at all levels….

    It’s been time to start extra stocking the “Ee’Matala”… and start teaching the grassroots communities survival strategies.

  3. “Food products are safe to consume past the date on the label, and regardless of the date, consumers should evaluate the quality of the food product prior to its consumption.Oct 2, 2019
    https://www.fsis.usda.gov › food-pr…
    Food Product Dating – USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service”.

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