The Mayor and City Council is encouraging citizens to pay attention to all items, particularly, foods and beverages they are purchasing during this festive season.
A report from the Meat and Food Hygiene Department of the Council suggests that there is an abundance of various goods, which have long passed their expiry dates on sale, a release from the city council said.
The Council’s Meat and Food Hygiene Inspectors are visiting all Municipal Markets and other public marketing facilities, in the city to ensure that foods on sale for human consumption are wholesome.
However, citizens have a role to play to ensure that their purchases are not beyond their expiry dates, the release said. They should check labels and other informational materials on items before purchase.
The council is also appealing to businesses to demonstrate corporate social responsibility by putting on sale items that are healthy and good for human consumption.