The Commission ordered Thirsty Juice Company to pay a fine of MK500,000.00 for engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct. An investigation conducted by the Commission showed that Thirsty Juice Company were supplying “Hayat Bottled Water” which contained misleading information on the volume.
According to the findings, a sticker on the bottle showed that the volume of the water was 20 litres while the embossed volume on the bottle was 18.9 litres. The investigation did not find any conclusive evidence supporting the claim that the 18.9 litres bottle had capacity to hold 20 litres of water. If the bottles contained 18.9 litres of water, the company had an obligation, under the CFTA and the CPA, to provide consumers with accurate product information.