Commision to probe meat labelling

By Drum Digital
28 February 2013

The National Consumer Commission will probe the incorrect labelling of meat products, acting government spokeswoman Phumla Williams said on Thursday.

Briefing the media following Cabinet's fortnightly Wednesday meeting, she said the executive had noted reports creating alarm and panic on the incorrect labelling of such products.

The Consumer Protection Act set out general standards for marketing goods and services, she said.

"It stipulates that parties in the supply chain must not market any goods or services in a manner that is likely to imply false or misleading representation concerning those goods and services."

As a result of the research findings of a study group at Stellenbosch University, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies had asked the National Consumer Commission to conduct an urgent investigation into the matter.

"This is because this matter may have far and wide-ranging implications and impact on the broader consumer public," Williams said.

-Sapa

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