Lae’s Health and Community Services Department confiscated more than five cartons of illegal products at an Asian shop in Lae yesterday.
The items include a tinned-fish brand name Dorim, sold on the shelves for K1 with the due date removed from the top of the can.
Lae’s Acting Director for Health and Community Services, Jonathan Ipang, said the business responsible will be prosecuted once due processes are completed.
This brand fish has been sold on the shelves of an Asian shop in Lae.
The Shop was selling this can of fish for K1. The expiry date located on the top of the can was removed.
Lae’s Acting Director for Health and Community Services, Jonathan Ipang says, this item is overdue and identified as an illegal product.
The search of these counterfeit items follows complains from the public that expired foods have been sold at an Asian shop.
Lae’s Health and Community Service Department quickly attended to the public complaint and confiscated these items.
Mr Ipang said Lae City Council will work closely with the Health Department and other responsible authorities to take legal actions on shops selling unlawful items.
This is not the first time counterfeit items were confiscated in Lae. There have been several others.
Lae’s Acting Director for Health has appealed to the members of the general public to be careful when buying goods in the shops.