[Burton Phillips] The National Consumer Commission was involved in its first product recall after it was found that the circuit board in the chest of a toy baby doll sold at Game retail stores was defective. The defect can allegedly cause the doll to overheat and cause burns or blisters...
[Adrian Botha] The imposition of higher taxes on alcohol and legislation, such as the proposed ad ban and the Gauteng Liquor Act, focuses on the regulated industry, but not much is being done to address issues that stem from the non-regulated industry.
Alexis Miller commented on Consumer Protection Act made easyCourse in JHB on the impact of the New Consumer Protection Act on the Food and Beverage Industry (also covers the New Labeling Laws). See http://www.summitc.co.za if you would like to attend.
[ActivRetail] Following recent misdemeanours on the international olive oil front and a successful conviction locally following fraudulent labelling, the relevance of the Member of SA Olive Commitment to Compliance seal that was introduced by SA Olive in 2005 has been reconfirmed as the consumer's guarantee for quality when buying South African olive oil.
[ActivRetail] The international olive oil industry recently received a severe blow when Italian police arrested 23 people and confiscated 85 farms after an operation that exposed fraudulent actions in Italy's olive oil trade. According to media reports inferior oil was passed off as extra virgin olive oil and imported oil was relabelled as Italian oil.
[Renato Palmi] Regulations to identify the chemicals used in clothing destined for the European Union (EU) may have temporary detrimental consequences for the South African clothing industry.
[Vivian Warby] In light of the increasing levels of malnutrition coupled with food insecurity and high food prices, a standard for processed cereal-based foods for malnourished infants and young children has been proposed.
[Tshepiso Seopa] When parliament adopts the new Consumer Protection Bill aimed at protecting consumers from harmful practises, South Africans will be amongst the best protected in the world.