Central Africa Produce of Limbe has been fined by Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) for stocking and selling expired maize cream.
MBS made the discovery on 29th April following a tip from the public that the company was allegedly repacking and selling expired maize cream for sell in Limbe.
The Central African Produce have further been given a default charged and the company has further been ordered to cover all the associated costs required during the disposal activity of the expired consignment.
The malpractice of selling expired or defective commodities is against section 39 of the Malawi Bureau of Standards Act (Cap 51:02) and attracts a penalty of MWK1, 000,000.00 and a custodial sentence of 1 year‘s imprisonment upon conviction by the court as per section 44 of the Act.
The MBS wishes to commend the general public for its continuous support in providing tips and would like to assure the general public that all tips will be investigated and appropriate action taken on all those who breach the Malawi Bureau of Standards Act.