The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has sealed Home Affairs Supermarket located on Ijaiye Road, Ogba, for selling expired products.
Some of the expired products found on display include Kelloggs Krave (Chocolate Hazelnuts) and frozen foods.
This was revealed by Jubril Gawat, Senior Special Adviser to the state governor on New Media, on Thursday.
Afolabi Solebo, General Manager of LASCOPA, express disappointment that despite warnings to retailers to desist from displaying expired products, they still display them.
“I, personally, discovered the expired items on the supermarket shelves on the 23rd of February, 2021, while on a routine check of supermarkets in the area. On discovering the expired products, I told the staff to remove the items from the shelves, which they did in my presence, only for the monitoring and enforcement team to go there the following day and discovered that the items have been returned to the promo shelf”.
He noted that the Agency had to seal Home Affairs Supermarket in the interest of the general consumers in the State, adding that LASCOPA would not fail to initiate litigation if retail shops and supermarkets do not stop displaying expired products for sale.
While charging consumers not to hesitate to report any supermarket or shops within the State where expired products are sold, he enjoined residents to submit their complaints free of charge by visiting the office of LASCOPA at 2b, Soji Adepegba Close, off Allen Avenue, Ikeja or send correspondence to the Agency’s e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for necessary action.