ANIESA withdraws products labeled in a foreign language.

Products with foreign labels should be targeted by Aniesa for removal from the market, according to the deputy inspector general of the National Authority for Economic Inspection and Food Safety (ANIESA), Heleno Antunes, at a press conference.

Maquento Domingos

The person in charge who carried out a pre-assessment of the inspection activities carried out from November 19th to December 19th of the current year, said that regarding this matter, the Law is clear and in this case, ANIESA's action will be with a view to withdrawing this product of circulation.

To this end, he highlighted that the measure will be to seize the products, check whether they are still within the deadlines and force the seller to conform these goods in accordance with the legislation in force in the country, although the “desirable thing would be to prevent the entry of these products”.

According to the person responsible, he maintained that due to the number of inspection visits carried out by ANIESA in this period in 360 companies in five of the country's 18 provinces, namely Benguela, Luanda, Cabinda, Cuanza-Norte and Bengo, although there are some constraints, the operators economic institutions have been cooperating.

Regarding price speculation, he made it known that there are two suspected cases, without revealing the cases, adding that they are under investigation by the competent bodies.

He appealed to economic and commercial operators to avoid committing acts of speculation by placing the prices on the labels on the shelves as the real prices to be presented when consumers pay for the products.

He explained that speculation is a terminology that highlights price variations, but it must be proven and proven and only occurs when a certain economic operator sells a product that is above the legally determined margin, which does not happen.

What happens is that there have been changes in prices due to what the market itself is, but if we look at what the economic operator's own profit margin is, it is within this margin.

Seven hundred and 33 infractions in the period mentioned above, highlighting the lack of purchase invoices, price calculation structures, failure to issue invoices to customers, failure to apply safety, hygiene and health standards at work, quality certificate, among others.

The aforementioned infractions were relevant and detected in 360 companies in five of the country's 18 provinces, coming from large, micro, and medium-sized commercial companies.

During this period, he added, several goods were seized due to deterioration and others that were out of date for consumption, which will be destroyed or rendered useless, namely cheese, rice, eggs, chorizo, black beans, cornmeal, turkey tails, cornmeal Roman brand yellow corn, kianda wheat flour, powdered milk, bread yeast, among other products.

In relation to drinks, he pointed out that bars of coca-cola, weliwítschias, speed, blue passion fruit, among others, were also seized.

Regarding price speculation, he made it known that there are two suspected cases, without revealing the cases, adding that they are under investigation by the competent bodies.

He appealed to economic and commercial operators to avoid committing acts of speculation by placing the prices on the labels on the shelves as the real prices to be presented when consumers pay for the products.

ANIESA withdraws products labeled in a foreign language

Products with foreign labels should be targeted by Aniesa for removal from the market, according to the deputy inspector general of the National Authority for Economic Inspection and Food Safety (ANIESA), Heleno Antunes, at a press conference.

Jan 8, 2024 - 13:48
ANIESA withdraws products labeled in a foreign language
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ANIESA withdraws products labeled in a foreign language

Maquento Domingos

The person in charge who carried out a pre-assessment of the inspection activities carried out from November 19th to December 19th of the current year, said that regarding this matter, the Law is clear and in this case, ANIESA's action will be with a view to withdrawing this product of circulation.

To this end, he highlighted that the measure will be to seize the products, check whether they are still within the deadlines and force the seller to conform these goods in accordance with the legislation in force in the country, although the “desirable thing would be to prevent the entry of these products”.

According to the person responsible, he maintained that due to the number of inspection visits carried out by ANIESA in this period in 360 companies in five of the country's 18 provinces, namely Benguela, Luanda, Cabinda, Cuanza-Norte and Bengo, although there are some constraints, the operators economic institutions have been cooperating.

Regarding price speculation, he made it known that there are two suspected cases, without revealing the cases, adding that they are under investigation by the competent bodies.

He appealed to economic and commercial operators to avoid committing acts of speculation by placing the prices on the labels on the shelves as the real prices to be presented when consumers pay for the products.

He explained that speculation is a terminology that highlights price variations, but it must be proven and proven and only occurs when a certain economic operator sells a product that is above the legally determined margin, which does not happen.

What happens is that there have been changes in prices due to what the market itself is, but if we look at what the economic operator's own profit margin is, it is within this margin.

Seven hundred and 33 infractions in the period mentioned above, highlighting the lack of purchase invoices, price calculation structures, failure to issue invoices to customers, failure to apply safety, hygiene and health standards at work, quality certificate, among others.

The aforementioned infractions were relevant and detected in 360 companies in five of the country's 18 provinces, coming from large, micro, and medium-sized commercial companies.

During this period, he added, several goods were seized due to deterioration and others that were out of date for consumption, which will be destroyed or rendered useless, namely cheese, rice, eggs, chorizo, black beans, cornmeal, turkey tails, cornmeal Roman brand yellow corn, kianda wheat flour, powdered milk, bread yeast, among other products.

In relation to drinks, he pointed out that bars of coca-cola, weliwítschias, speed, blue passion fruit, among others, were also seized.

Regarding price speculation, he made it known that there are two suspected cases, without revealing the cases, adding that they are under investigation by the competent bodies.

He appealed to economic and commercial operators to avoid committing acts of speculation by placing the prices on the labels on the shelves as the real prices to be presented when consumers pay for the products.