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Posted On: 18 December 2013 02:08 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Over 23,000 expired items confiscated

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The Consumer Protection Department (CPD) confiscated more than 23,000 expired food and non-food items from the store of a company in the central market. The company faces punishment for tampering with expiry dates of the products that were offered for sale. The products include 200 cans of edible oil, 16,000 cans of ghee and 7,000 bottles of hair shampoo, the CPD said in a statement yesterday. CPD inspectors acted on a tip-off from the Preventive Security Department at the Ministry of Interior about a food company in the central market manipulating the expiry dates of products. The seized items have been destroyed with the help of Waste Treatment Centre at the Ministry of Environment. The case has been referred to police because it involves a major violation of the consumer protection law, CPD said. Meanwhile, CPD said it had taken action against 51 outlets for violations last month. These include cheating customers by providing false information about products, not specifying products and services and selling expired products.