- The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency has on Thursday sealed a supermarket in the Ogba area of the state.
- LASCOPA stated that the supermarket was sealed for displaying expired products, such as Kelloggs Krave and Frozen foods, on their shelves.
As part of efforts to rid the state of all forms of unwholesome products and ensure the safety of consumers, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency has on Thursday sealed a supermarket in the Ogba area of the state.
The General Manager of LASCOPA, Mr. Afolabi Solebo, made this known in a statement.
Solebo said the supermarket named ‘Home Affairs Supermarket’ was located on 21 Ijaiye Road, Ogba, adding that it was sealed for displaying expired products, such as Kelloggs Krave and Frozen foods, on their shelves for possible sale to unsuspecting consumers.
He stated that despite several public enlightenment campaigns and warnings by LASCOPA, store managers still sell expired and hazardous products which are inimical to human health in contravention of the state government’s directives on the sale of unwholesome goods.
He said, “I, personally, discovered the expired items on the supermarket shelves on the 23rd of February, 2021, while on a routine check of supermarkets in the area.
“On discovering the expired products, I told the staff to remove the items from the shelves, which they did in my presence, only for the monitoring and enforcement team to go there the following day and discovered that the items have been returned to the promo shelf.”
Solebo noted that the agency had to seal Home Affairs Supermarket in the interest of the general consumers in the state, adding that the agency would not fail to initiate litigation if retail shops and supermarkets do not stop displaying expired products for sale.
He, therefore, charged consumers not to hesitate to report any supermarket or shops within the state where expired products were sold.
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