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Warning for consumers

Dawn Gibson
Friday, December 20, 2013

CONSUMERS are being warned to be wary of questionable practices by traders and sellers this time of the year.

This warning comes from Consumer Council of Fiji CEO Premila Kumar who said in a statement several traders were engaging in ill practices.

"Recently we found one prominent supermarket selling breakfast crackers two months after its best-before date and at normal price," Mrs Kumar said.

"In the past couple of weeks we have increased our surveillance and visits to retail outlets to ensure consumers are not being exploited as many spend their hard-earned money on Christmas shopping."

Mrs Kumar said the council's surveillance team had also come across another supermarket which had problems with its storage of flour.