The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has sealed the retail/storage of Apple & Pears Limited from their retail/storage location in Abuja.
A statement signed and released by the Director General of the Commission, Barrister Babatunde Irukera, revealed that the development followed a complaint from a consumer.
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The FCCPC “became aware of representations appearing to show that a consumer, (and presumably others) purchased Laziz vegetable oil in sachets produced by Apple & Pears Ltd from their retail/storage location in Abuja. The representation suggested that the food products purchased were expired, even at the time of purchase,” the Commission stated.
The Commission said it conducted investigations and discovered “unreasonably large and inexplicable inventories of Laziz salad cream, Laziz mayonnaise, Laziz vegetable oil in sachets, and Laziz Thousand Island salad cream. In addition, the Commission uncovered what appears to be unapproved and unsafe production, decanting, or repackaging of vegetable oil at the Abuja location.”
The location in Abuja is currently under seal by the Commission, and FCCPC said it would remain so “until the Commission and NAFDAC have confiscated the expired or unwholesome products, and are otherwise satisfied that Apples and Pears can, and will operate safely and legally.”