FTC warns against expired beer


01-July-2013

The FTC is therefore advising consumers to ensure that they are not purchasing an expired product. Furthermore, the Commission advises businesses to take note of Section 24 (1) of the Consumer Protection Act 2010 which states that:

“A person shall not offer to supply, display or supply any particular goods at a date later than the expiry date of the goods.”

Businesses are being ordered to remove and dispose of any expired product. Any business supplying ginger beer and lime beer that are found to be in non-compliance with the above obligation shall be brought before the Board of Commissioners for a hearing.

Failure to comply with the Consumer Protection Act 2010 invokes  Section 53(1) of the Fair Trading Commission Act , which allows for a fine not exceeding SR100,000 or to imprisonment not exceeding two years or both whereas in the case of a company, a fine not exceeding SR400,000.

Failure to comply to an order of the Commission is an offence allowing for a fine not exceeding SR100,000 or to imprisonment not exceeding two years or both whereas in the case of a company , a fine not exceeding SR 400,000, upon conviction.

Businesses are advised that the above also applies to all other products that are being sold beyond their expiry dates

 

 

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