MTLT raises concern over sale of expired goods in Mkg


Mokokchung, April 19: The Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem (MTLT) has expressed serious concern over the unchecked sale of expired products, especially packaged edibles, in the different shops at Mokokchung town endangering the well-being and general health of innocent consumers.
In a press release, MTLT said its members, as regular consumers, had also experienced such incidents where the shopkeepers knowingly or unknowingly sold expired goods over the counter. “It is beyond doubt that the sale of expired edible goods over the shop counter is evident,” said the release.
In this connection, the MTLT has also shot off a letter to ADC Mokokchung, who is also the Administrator of the Mokokchung Municipal Council, to take immediate stock of the situation and take corrective measures.
In the letter, MTLT said the risk posed to public health due to sale and consumption of expired goods cannot be undermined; and more so the negligence on the part of the concerned authority in checking such anomalies, which it said cannot be tolerated in any manner.
The MTLT urged the MMC to take the matter with all seriousness and educate the shopkeepers as well as the consumers on such topics and take necessary corrective measures in a time bound manner. The MTLT also supports punitive measures by the concerned authorities on the defaulting business enterprises that compromise the health of the public.
The MTLT also strongly advised the general public to at least look at the manufacture date and the expiry dates (or the best before dates) while buying any packaged or pharmaceutical items, lest their health is affected.
(Page News Service)