FG Shuts Down Abuja Supermarket Over Expired Rice


On Thursday, the officials of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) discovered bags of weevil-infested rice from all 4U Supermarket stores in Abuja.

New Telegraph reports that the contaminated products include 5kg and 10kg of Caprice and Stallion Rice made in August and October 2022, respectively.

It was further gathered that the rice were expected to expire in 2027, with the price displayed on the weevil-laden 10kg bag of rice being N19,000.

Acting Executive Vice Chairman of the FCCPC, Adamu Ahmed Abdullahi, who led the raid on Thursday, stated, “It was shocking Caprice and Stallion rice were still stocked and being sold in the supermarket years after the companies had stopped production.

Frowning at the “obnoxious practices” by the management of the supermarket, the FCCPC noted that the integrity of products being sold at 4U Supermarket could no longer be guaranteed thereby exposing consumers to unsafe products.

The FCCPC then closed the supermarket’s branches for defrauding and misleading Nigerian customers.

In reaction to the raid, the General Manager of the Supermarket, Yunusa Yusuf said,“The Supermarket is responsible for the fake foreign rice and promised to expose the suppliers.”

Yusuf, on the other hand, promised to follow FCCPC consumer rights standards in the future to avoid a repeat of the situation.

New Telegraph


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