Malawi Bureau of Standard (MBS) is conducting a nationwide campaign to confiscate expired goods in markets and shops.
MBS director Devlin Chokazinga told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview recently that the aim of the exercise is to ensure that consumers only buy quality goods.
â€œWe are mainly targeting shops although we are aware that some vendors are also selling expired goods,â€ he said.
Chokazinga said it is difficult to deal with vendors as most of them do not have specific places of doing business.
He also urged members of the public to report to the bureau any businessperson selling substandard goods.
â€œSometimes people know shops that are selling expired goods so we are asking them to come forward with such information,â€ said Chokazinga.
A Blantyre-based resident Albert Kafuwa welcomed the bureauâ€™s effort, saying local markets are flooded with expired goods.
â€œThe exercise by the Malawi Bureau of Standard is welcome, but it should be a continuous process to reduce the malpractice,â€ he said.â€” Mana