Investigation underway for companies identified to be falsely advertising – FCCC

Investigation underway for companies identified to be falsely advertising – FCCC

By Rashika Kumar
Friday 26/01/2024
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Following concerns raised and photos going viral on social media where the weight of the chicken is not as stated on the packet, the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says an investigation is underway for companies that have been identified to be falsely advertising.

In a photo it can be seen that a number 23 chicken was weighed to be about 1.9kg while number 20 chicken was weighed to be about 1.8kg.

The FCCC says they conduct surveys regularly and when issues are highlighted, FCCC conducts inspections to ascertain the complaint.

They say they have also approached the National Trade Measurement and Standards Department for joint inspections where they ensure that the scale being used is certified and calibrated.

They say for those companies that have been identified, FCCC has begun investigations and will take the necessary legal action based on those findings.

The Commission says they cannot give more details as it can compromise the investigation.

When questioned by fijivillage News if they have received such concerns previously and what was done, FCCC says they have not received any official complaints, however inspections were carried out in October last year after some concerns were raised and products were in compliance.

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