Facebook tip-off proves to be helpful for Destea

Products were confiscated and destroyed at a local recycling company. PHOTO: Destea Facebook page

The Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism, and Environmental Affairs (Destea) has responded to a tip-off on their Facebook page about a local supermarket that has allegedly been repackaging and selling expired goods to the public.

According to Destea, the department’s Consumer Protection Office and the South African Police Service responded to the complaint against a supermarket in the Botshabelo B section.

“A Chinese businesswoman was found to be in contravention of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, Section 110(1). It was found that products in the store were not compliant with Section 23 and 24 of the Act. The estimated value of goods that were confiscated amounted to R7 500. She paid a fine of R3 000. Products that were confiscated were destroyed at one of the local recycling companies,” Destea stated on their social media platforms.

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