On 22nd May, 2022, CFTC commenced investigations against Capital Foods Limited on allegations of supply of products likely to cause injury or harm to consumers and improper labelling of products.
This followed findings of a market inspection that was conducted by the Commission at Chipiku Stores in Mzuzu on 19th May, 2022 and in Mzimba on 20th May, 2022.
The Commission conducted the market inspections at the said shops and found that the Respondent was supplying a product called ‘FlouRich Fortified Wheat Flour’, which was improperly and suspiciously labeled.
The Commission found that the products’ “expiry date” labels were printed on separate tags (stickers) stapled to the packaging material, and not on the packaging material itself. This was in spite of the fact that the Respondent had previously been ordered not to engage in such conduct.
Following deliberations, the Commission found the Respondent liable and issued the following orders:
- That the Respondent to pay a fine of MK500,000.00 for failure to comply with a directive or order lawfully given by the Commission under the CFTA.