On 2nd July 2021, the Secretariat commenced investigations against Munyane Investments for alleged supply of products likely to cause injury or physical harm to consumers; and insufficient labelling of products. The investigation was instituted following findings of the Commission’s inspections.
During the market inspections conducted on 11th February, 2021, the Secretariat came across “Shamwari Malambe Juice” whose labelling on the packaging material had expiry dates printed on the stickers attached to the container of the juice. The expiry dates were not printed on the labelling of the product itself, but rather a separate sticker that was just attached to the packaging material.
The Secretariat investigated the matter under Section 43(1)(e) of CFTA and Section 35 of the CPA. The investigations found that the products supplied by the Respondent had expiry dates on separate stickers.
The Commission deliberated over the report and ordered the Respondent to pay a fine of Five Hundred Thousand Malawi Kwacha (MK500,000.00) for supply of products likely to cause injury to health or physical harm to consumers, but also insufficient labelling of products.