Expired and concocted food stuffs flood the market
Sierra Express Media respectfully draws the attention of consumers of locally produced food stuffs and authorities in charge of the inspections of the food we eat.
Some food items in the local market are most often concocted for the sake of profit making at the expense of the consumers.
The business communities are in the habit of mixing or concocting food stuffs to increase the quantity of the commodity.
Cola nut is often used by market women so as to increase the quantity of ‘Tolla.’
Again, they mix locally produced Morsankei palm oil with real palm oil to multiply the quantity and destroy the quality of taste.
They do so because Morsankei palm oil is purchased at cheaper cost as compared to the real palm oil that is being processed under high and hygienic condition in the rural communities.
The wicked traders forget to take into consideration those vital parts of building a strong customer relationship, understanding customers taste and abdominal security or health when a commodity is purchased for consumption.
People reaching out the markets nowadays will attest to the fact that most of our food items ‘local or imported’ are of sub-standards for consumption.
It is unavoidably posing threats to society generally. No client will at all be pleased with sales men and women overindulging into food fraud.
A good salesmanship also goes with the levels of understanding of the consumer and market where goods are displayed on sale.
Our communities especially those in the hinter lands are porous and therefore the practice is on the increase.
Officials of Standard Bureau and public health whose sacred duties are to be on the alert and protect consumer’s interest prefer collecting kick backs from the wicked merchants.
The consumer protection organization which should be organizing seminars and workshops to educate the consumer public and the so called merchants is seemingly dormant and silent.
Desks of Sierra Express Media have received revelations of expired food stuffs being stored at a certain supermarkets owned by some foreign nationals including Indians and Lebanese business people.
We are of the strong opinion that these crooks are protected by officials of Standard Bureau and other agencies whose duties are to expose malpractices of business people to the general public.
It is to the awareness of this press that when food inspection of officials goes on to supermarkets they are entertained with drinks and big fat envelopes to keep them mute.
By Felix D. Fofoh
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