DAN­GER­OUS GOODS ALSO TAR­GETED

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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.”

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