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Acodeco: Expired products is the main anomaly detected in stores throughout the country

Acodeco: Expired products is the main anomaly detected in stores throughout the country

Acodeco indicates that from January to August 2021, 61,293 products with expired expiration dates were found in commercial premises.
The Authority for Consumer Protection and Defense of Competition (Acodeco) pointed out that so far this year the anomaly most detected in the country's shops are expired products.

The Acodeco indicates that from January to August 2021, 61,293 products with expired expiration dates were found, including medicines, food and other perishable items that were marketed in different commercial premises.

In addition, 2,418 products with no expiration date have been detected in their respective packaging; 1,696 price shortfalls at the sight of consumers; 977 spoiled foods, 326 unclear dates and 3 double-priced products.

It is also detailed that in other inspections, 11 25-pound gas tanks were located in improper use by commercial premises; 42 violations of Law 6 of 1987 (discounts do not apply) and 25 stores did not maintain the respective discount signs; 32 breach of commercial information; 14 violations of Law 134 of 2013 on benefits for people with disabilities (without sign); 11 failure to deliver proof of payment and 9 collections of 7% (ITBMS) on school supplies, among other irregularities.

The authority points out that it is worrying that the marketing of products with an expired date still persists throughout the country, as well as the other irregularities that are found daily by its body of verifiers, who are in charge of the inspection of Law 45 of 2007 and the other legal provisions where the participation of this institution is required.

"It is remembered that the importer or supplier that repackages, repackages, relabels or modifies the original packaging or the label of a product may not adulterate or hide the origin information, such as the nature, composition, content, weight, origin, expiration date, toxicity, precautions, price and any other determining condition," indicates Acodeco as a warning to businesses that fall into this practice.

The entity recommends to clients that complaints about irregularities in commercial premises can be made through Sindi, which works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through WhatsApp and Telegram at 6330-3333, the accounts of the networks AcodecoPma social networks on Facebook, Twitter and the website of this institution. Consumers can present their complaints, reporting the description of the anomaly and the address of the business premises, for prompt verification.
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