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ZCSA, LCC SEIZE ASSORTED POTABLE SPIRITS, FOOD, SPICES

By NATION REPORTER

A JOINT team of officers from the Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA) and Lusaka City Council (LCC) has seized assorted potable spirits, toilet soaps, food products and spices valued around K88, 260 for not adhering to applicable compulsory standards and the laws of Zambia. 

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The assorted products were seized from Ming Hui Supermarket in Lusaka’s Industrial Area along Mungwi Road on Thursday specifically for being labelled in foreign language only while others had either expired or were not labelled at all.  

Further, Ming Hui Supermarket supplied on the market products covered by compulsory standards without authority from ZCSA. 

According to a joint statement released by LCC and ZCSA the infringed laws are Compulsory Standards Act No. 3 of 2017, Public Health Act Cap 295 of the laws of Zambia and the Food Safety Act No. 7 of 2019.

The statement indicated that the assorted products, which had since been withdrawn from the market, would be disposed of as required by the law.   

The two institutions warned of stern action against entities which were in a habit of importing and selling products on the market without complying with various laws of Zambia. 

The statement said unregulated products posed a risk to the safety and health of consumers.

“In this regard, the two institutions will continue conducting enforcement activities in a bid to ensure only safe products are allowed on the market,” the statement read. 

The two institutions said they would also continue conducting public education for the public to know what to look out for in products.

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