On 29th November, 2021, CFTC commenced investigations against Takondwa Commodities, on allegations of insufficient labelling of products. The Commission found 50kg bags of “Omnia Fertilizer” which did not have any expiry dates indicated on them.
The investigations conducted established that the Respondent engaged in conduct of supply of fertilizers which did not have expiry dates. Further, the Respondent was uncooperative during investigations.
The Commission resolved as follows:
- That the Respondent should pay a fine of Five Hundred Thousand Malawi Kwacha (MK500,000) for supplying products with no expiry dates; but also products that do not comply with consumer safety standards prescribed under any written law.
- That the Respondent should pay a fine of Five Hundred Thousand Malawi Kwacha (MK500,000.00) for their uncooperative conduct during the investigation.