On 21st July 2021, CFTC commenced investigations against Foods & Feeds Wholesalers Ltd trading as Kapani Quality Meat Products on allegations of supply of goods likely to cause injury or physical harm to consumers.
This followed findings of an inspection conducted by the Commission on 19th July 2021, which found that the Respondent was supplying expired products. The inspection was conducted after the Commission had received tip-offs from several consumers.
During the inspections the Commission found that the Respondent was stocking various expired products up to 75 items with some having expired as far as December 2020. The Commission found that the Respondent’s shop was also stocking Wellington’s Steakhouse Sauce, which had no expiry date at all.
CFTC investigated the matter under Section 43(1)(e) of the CFTA and established that the conduct by the Respondent amounted to supply of goods likely to cause injury or physical harm to consumers.
Following deliberations, the Commission noted that the Respondent’s conduct demonstrated gross negligence and contravened section 43(1)(e) of the CFTA.
The Commission ordered that the Respondent should pay a fine of Five Hundred Thousand Malawi Kwacha (MK500,000.00) for supply of products that are likely to cause injury or physical harm to consumers.