The Commission ordered Shoprite Trading Limited to pay a fine of MK500, 000 for supplying expired products and improperly labelled products. A surprise inspection
conducted by the Commission showed that Shoprite, through their shop at Chichiri Shopping Mall in Blantyre, were supplying a range of processed meat products which were either expired or had their expiry date labels tampered with. The Commission found the following:
(i) 15 Citerio Paglio fresco bacon packets which were expired; (ii) 111 Kapani bacon packets with damaged expiry dates; and (iii) 68 samosa produced by Angels Foods Ltd which were expired.
The investigation also established that the labelling on some of the products was unclear. This includes: improper and insufficient labelling of expiry dates; and expiry dates which had been bruised, hence not verifiable. This was a breach of Section 35 of the CPA.