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STOP Selling Damaged Goods, Traders Warned

The FCCC CEO warned traders to act ethically and destroy food and meat that may be adversely affected due to power outage.
14 Mar 2019 14:55
STOP Selling Damaged Goods, Traders Warned

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) urges Fijians to be alert for perished or damaged frozen items given the recent power cut.

“Frozen foods such as chicken, meat, frozen vegetables and dairy products could have thawed during the power outage, which is a serious health concern for consumers,” said
FCCC CEO, Joel Abraham.

The FCCC CEO warned traders to act ethically and destroy food and meat that may be adversely affected due to power outage.

“Traders who risk the health of Fijian families by selling spoilt or damaged products will be found and charged under the FCCC Act 2010,” said Abraham.

The FCCC is partnering with the Ministry of Health’s Food and Safety Unit to conduct joint inspections throughout Fiji to monitor the practices of traders for consumer and
health protection.

Anyone who encounters traders selling damaged goods can contact FCCC on the following numbers:

  • Central Division – 8921991 or Mr. Sanjay Menon 9987785
  • Northern Division – 8911624 or Mr. Sheikh Yusuf 9982892
  • Western Division – 8911623 or Mr. Abdul Sheik 9982891

FCCC is the only enforcement body of consumer rights in Fiji and is committed to protecting the rights of every Fijian consumer.

For more information, please contact FCCC, Projects Officer, Ms. Christina Kumar on 8921991 ext. 116 or email: christina.kumar@fccc.gov.fj

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