Over 850 errant traders nabbed

About 856 traders who tried to sell outdated and unfit food items have been nabbed by officials of the Consumer Affairs Authority and the PHIs of the Kurunegala District during past four days.

Meanwhile, 28 traders who sold unfit food to consumers during the festive season have been arrested by PHIs of the Mahawewa MOH area. About 257 groceries and shops have been raided to crack down on these errant traders.

The PHIs had taken into custody about 300 kg of spoilt lentils with worms that was to be sold to consumers at the sales outlet of the C. W. E. in Marawila. A team of PHIs led by Mahawewa MOH Dr. H. S. I. A. N. Hettiarachchi had led the raids. All errant traders are to be sued at the Marawila Magistrate’s Court shortly, the MOH told the Daily News yesterday. 

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