The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has sealed Cynosure Associate Super Stores, located at 18, Lateef Salami Street, Ajao Estate, over the display of expired products on the shelves, while another Supermarket, Valuepoint Supermarket, situated on the same street, was similarly issued a non-compliance order over the display of expired products, Charmingpro reports.
Speaking on the exercise, the General Manager of LASCOPA, Mr. Afolabi Solebo Esq., said the Monitoring and Enforcement team of the Agency had visited the Cynosure supermarket on Monday, 12th September, 2022, during a routine monitoring exercise where some items displayed were noticed to have expired.
He said the team, therefore, directed the management of the supermarket to remove the identified products from the shelf, but the outlet failed to comply with the directive after a revisit by the gang a few days later.
This led to the issuance of an invitation letter to the management of Cynosure and the eventual sealing of the supermarket on Friday, October 14, 2022, due to failure to comply.
Similarly, he said LASCOPA Monitoring and Enforcement team had also issued a non-compliance order to Valuepoint Supermarket, situated on the same street, over the display of expired products.
“The exercise is to serve as a deterrent to other supermarkets and sales outlets that are in the habit of trampling on the rights of consumers, some of whom are often ignorant or in a hurry to check the expiration date of products that they want to buy”, he added.