Dozens of Expired Food & Medicine Items Collected in 3 Provinces

KABUL (BNA) The country’s ministry of commerce and industry announced on Wednesday the collection and confiscation of 60 items of food and medicine expired date from markets of Nangarhar, Paktia, and Bamyan provinces.

In a statement, the ministry said that the commissions for prevention of the production, import, and supply of low quality and counterfeit goods in order to identify substandard and expired date materials, took a tour this week, and conducted their surveys in the markets of Jalalabad, Gardez, and Bamyan.

The source said: “During the assessments, the commission collected and confiscated, 15 items of food, 25 spices from Jalalabad city, and 20 items of expired date from the markets of Gardiz city and Bamyan province.

The commission, under the chairmanship of the Ministry of commerce and industry and with the membership of 10 departments in the center and provinces of the country, conducts regular assessments of the market situation in accordance with the Law on Consumer Protection.

Recently, the commission announced the collection and burning of more than 6 tons of expired date materials in five provinces of the country.

Bakhtar News Agency

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