Ugandan consumers endangered with expired imports

Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A survey conducted by the Uganda Consumer's Protection Association (UCPA) has revealed that major supermarkets and select shops in the capital Kampala had become outlets for imported expired food products.
UCPA, in a quarterly survey report issued Friday evening, said that some of the products were found to have expired as far back as November 2001, while other products did not have specific dates of expiry and manufacturers' labels.
Others products bore labels in foreign languages contrary to the national labelling standards of items shelved for sale in the country.
UCPA Executive Director Henry Kimera warned customers that expired goods and those tampered with were rampant in the city and its suburbs.
Kimera has urged "consumers, the business community and regulatory authorities to be alert and to facilitate implementation of mechanisms to curtail this unscrupulous practice that endangers consumers' health.

05 april 2002 21:50:00

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