THE Consumer Council of Fiji has warned consumers to be careful when buying food items from the Nadi International Airport.
This caution message has come as a result of complaints the council received recently.
And the council is now scrutinising food quality at the airport amid recent complaints pertaining to the quality and price of food.
In a statement, the council said it was concerned with the quality of food items being sold at some food outlets at Nadi International Airport.
"The council received complaints that there was a mismatch between the high prices and quality of food sold to consumers, more particularly in the transit areas," said the council's chief executive officer Premila Kumar.
She said an expatriate frequent traveller had lodged a complaint with the council regarding the type of salad roll he received after paying $7.
"The salad roll had only a bit of lettuce, one paper-thin slice of tomato and slice of cheese," the council reported.
The man then took to the staff at the food outlet to voice his issue, only to be told that the food was served in accordance with their standard practice.
"Airports are the ports of entry and exit for travellers; hence all travellers have access to the food that is available," said Mrs Kumar.
Airports Fiji Limited's acting chief executive officer Naushad Ali told this newspaper yesterday that he had not received any complaints regarding the mentioned issues.