Rustenburg businesses fined for selling expired goods

While you are enjoying the festive season, Rustenburg Local Municipality officials are hard at work enforcing by-laws. Several businesses were slapped with fines after they were found selling exprired goods. Municipal spokesperson, David Magae said officials conducted another phase of the Joint Law Enforcement Festive Operation, from Friday the 14th December 2018. Magae said stakeholders that participated in this leg of the operation included the Municipality’s Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Department, Directorate of Planning and Human Settlement, Waste Department and Building Control. “The focus was on ensuring that the city’s streets are clean and we enforce municipal by-laws in the Zinniaville area”.

“During the operation, Crime Prevention Team, accompanied by Royal Bafokeng Administration officials visited Mitali Supermakert. During the visit it was discovered that the Supermarket sold goods which had expired to the public. Non-compliance by the business was also noted particularly the general infrastructure and maintenance, a spot fine of R2000.00 was issued.

In addition, the Supermarket was also fined R5000.00 for failure to comply with storage of special industrial and hazardous material as prescribed by the relevant legislation. At Al Nur Chicken & Dairy Wholesaler, officials discovered over a thousand litres of sealed expired fizzy drinks, while at Al Jezeera Restaurant was fined R2500.00 for failure to comply with environmental laws governing waste management.

The CPT also visited Savoy Supermarket on Sunday afternoon. The establishment had been previously received criticism for selling expired goods. It was discovered that some of the stock had expired and was subsequently confiscated for disposal at the landfill site,” said Magae.

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