On 18th October 2018, CFTC commenced investigations against WAKBRO Superette of Mzuzu, on allegations of supplying a product likely to cause injury or physical harm to consumers and insufficient labeling of products.
The Respondent engaged in repackaging of powdered milk brand-named “BINCO Instant Fat Filled Milk Powder” from 25kg packs into smaller packages. However, these smaller packages were being offered for sale without relevant information such as: name of the product; name of manufacturer/assembler/parker; postal/physical address of the manufacturer/assembler/parker; ingredients and expiry dates.
The repackaging process was also done without MBS certification.
The Commission resolved that the Respondent should pay a fine of Five Hundred Thousand Kwacha (MK500,000) for engaging in misleading conduct and deceptive advertising.