Goods ‘tampered with expiry dates’ seized in Tongatapu

Convenience stores in Tongatapu face charges after allegations staff have been tampering with expiry dates on products.

Tampered product. Photo/Consumer Protection & Fair Trade

Tonga’s Department of Consumer Protection & Fair Trade would not reveal the details of the products and stores embroiled in a probe but had confirmed its inspectors had identified the products in question.  

“Dear Consumers, please be cautious of some products with expiry dates tampered”, the department said in a post on its Facebook account.

It said some shops had breached the Consumer Protection Act the items had since been seized.

“We will appreciate if you can contact us if you notice the same behaviours in shops near you.

“Contact our Toll-Free Line 0800600 if you come across such issue”.

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