On 2nd July 2021, CFTC commenced investigations against CFAZ Foods for alleged supply of products likely to cause injury or physical harm to consumers; and insufficient labelling of products. This followed inspections conducted on 11th February, 2021, the Commission came across “350mls Lemon White Vinegar” and “500mls Chilli Tomato Sauce” whose labelling of the expiry date was not clear.
CFTC investigated the matter under Section 43(1)(e) of the CFTA and Section 35 of CFTA. The investigation established that the Respondent’s products fell short of meeting the minimum prescribed labelling standards.
The Commission deliberated over the matter and noted that the conduct by the Respondent did not only amount to supplying of products likely to cause injury or harm to consumers, but also insufficient labelling of products. However, the Respondent accepted the allegations and committed to take necessary remedial steps.
The Commission ordered the Respondent to pay a fine of Five Hundred Thousand Malawi Kwacha (MK500,000.00) for supplying products with insufficient labeling.