DANGEROUS GOODS ALSO TARGETED
ILLEGAL skin whitening creams are beingtargeted by a campaign to crackdownon expired and dangerous goodsbeing sold in the Midlands.
uMgungundlovu District has threatenedto shut down retailers who areoperating without licences or found tobe selling these goods.
Municipal manager Ray Ngcobo saidthe environmental health team will begoing across the Midlands this monthto find the culprits.
“We are going to all the local municipalities, including Msunduzi, but wewill be starting in the small towns becausewe know that most of these retailershide there,” he said.
The team will also be confiscatingproducts that pose a health hazard,such as the skin whitening creamsthat are illegal in South Africa.
“We know that there are those sellingexpired food as well so we will beissuing a lot of fines during the blitz,and once you are fined we will makesure that you cannot operate again.”