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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:55 - Updated Sat, 23 Jan 2016 14:19

Angola: Traders hide expiry date of products with another seal - official

Luanda - The Consumers Defence Association (Adecor) last Friday in Luanda revealed that there are traders in the country who sell expired products by hiding the expiry date with another seal stuck on it.

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secretary-general of Adecor, Marcelino Caminha

Photo: Rosário dos Santos

Speaking to ANGOP, the secretary-general of Adecor, Marcelino Caminha – who showed some products in the condition that he denounced – said that this negative procedure was detected during various inspection visits to shops and markets.

He went on to say that Adecor has received complaints from consumers regarding this situation.

  

Thus, he appealed for major sensitisation and information campaigns so that they can be more attentive when going shopping.

“In 2016 we’ll have to focus more on the educational side. We cannot just stick to awareness or sensitisation  campaigns, we need to educate the citizens (…)”, he explained.

Marcelino Caminha also suggested that a subject on consumers rights should be introduced in the school curriculum.

  

On the other hand, he criticised the fact that the country still receives many products with the information lable in foreign languages, which violates the Angolan consumers rights law.

Adecor was founded in 1996.

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