Students depose expired goods from shops
Mokokchung, Dec. 21: Members of the Ongpangkong Kaketshir Mungdang (OKM) on Wednesday disposed expired foods seized from shops around Mokokchung town. The goods were estimated to be worth nearly rupees one lakh. The goods were destroyed in the presence of the Mokokchung Municipal Council’s field assistant.
The ‘surprise check’ was conducted jointly by members of the OKM and the establishment of the Chief Medical Officer of Mokokchung. The group inspected expired foods at various shops, besides meat dealers’ stalls.
The seized items were deposed at a public waste bin at the town’s square. According to OKM leaders, shop licensees of the defaulters have been submitted to the MMC officials for further action.
The OKM’s President R Sunep Pongen informed that the inspection was conducted to ‘prevent shops from selling expired items to the customers’ during the festive seasons.
OKM officials informed that an application to the Metrology & Consumer Protection department was written, demanding inspection of weighing machines at meat dealers’ stalls around the town.
The OKM has appealed to the public to be aware of their rights–Consumer Rights–and to be vigilant.