Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Consumer Affairs Authority has introduced new regulations on storing expired products under a special gazette notification issued on the 15th of August. The gazette notification has banned unwarranted storing of expired products.
According to the regulations, the individuals who store the expired products for any purpose like returning, exporting or destroying must submit complete records to the Consumer Affairs Authority.
The regulation is valid for importers, producers, distributors, suppliers and retailers.
The Authority plans to take stern action from the 1st of September against those traders who do not maintain proper reports on items that are not suitable for consumer consumption or on items to be destroyed, Director General of the Consumer Affairs Authority J. M. U. Douglas stated.