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Inspections for expired good start in Juba markets

Author : | Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Consumers in Juba are promised better quality goods in market places after the completion of series of city wide inspections by the National Bureau of Standards.

The Bureau says that they are responding to consumer complaints about expired good being sold in the markets.

“We have inspected many shops for food items and those shops for cosmetics and we found many expired goods,” Mrs. Joseph Manyok Aluel from the Inspection Department of the National Bureau of Statistics told Eye Radio.

The first market being checked for expired goods Suk Libya and all other Juba markets will follow.

“This is our first time to go there for inspection. We have issued warning letters and show them how to sell their goods and organize their shops,” Mrs. Aluel said. “We don’t have a law for consumer protection, so this is the only thing we can do”.

Officers from the economic security branch and Criminal Investigation Department accompany the inspection officers in case of any trouble.

Mrs. Aluel urged the public to be vigilant about the goods they purchase in the market places of Juba.

“The public must be careful when they are buying – especially food,” she said.  “They must read from behind the expiring date and even the component of that foodstuff, and if you don’t know how to read you must ask somebody who is around, so that they can help you.”

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