As part of efforts to eliminate the display and sale of unwholesome products particularly at the various major stores in the State, the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has commenced aggressive inspection of products in supermarkets.
The inspection team was led by the General Manager of LASCOPA Mrs Kemi Olugbode with the monitoring of outlets of supermarkets in Lagos.
In the course of the exercise, the team discovered some expired butter, fruits and vegetables displayed with other products on sale in stores inVictoria Island and Adeniran Ogunsanya in Surulere and immediately swung into action by ensuring the immediate removal of the products and also sealing the shelves containing the expired products.
According to the General Manager, the inspection became imperative following complaints by consumers that some major supermarkets and retail stores are selling expired products.
She stressed that display and sale of expired or unwholesome products are unacceptable in the State, adding that LASCOPA would not hesitate to take necessary actions against violators of its regulatory law.
The General Manager listed the functions of the Agency to include ensuring that consumers are protected from the purchase of all forms of unwholesome products and also get redress from infringements.
She urged consumers to do a proper check on products and get the right information before making purchases while also urging them to report any sales outlets or supermarkets that indulge in the sale of unwholesome or expired products.