FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ZCSA CARRYING OUT MARKET SURVEILLANCES AND TESTING ON REPORTS OF CONTAMINATED MAZOE TO ASSURE SAFETY OF THE CONSUMERS
–17th July 2018, Lusaka–
The Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA) is carrying out its routine market surveillances and testing of a Mazoe drink believed to be contaminated for the safety of the consumers in the country.
“The background is that a known Zambian company was locally producing Mazoe and other products in Zambia. We are aware that this company may no longer be in production and as such the majority of the product currently on market shelves is imported”.
“We have not identified any contaminated samples from what has entered the borders so far. But ZCSA is aware that the product does find its way through small consignments brought in by small scale entrepreneurs and cross border traders”.
We are therefore carrying out market surveillances and will report on the samples tested against our standard for fruit flavored drinks once we have results.
Mazoe is one of the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and such the safety and quality of the product should never be compromised. ZCSA is further calling upon manufacturers to adhere to the available compulsory standards when they manufacturing their products to assure quality and safety of the products to end users.
Mazoe is one of the products that ZCSA regulates and the Agency will carry on its mandate to ensure that the products that are safe and guarantees quality.
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