Again, in the news over floating of food safety laws and standards of Lagos-State Government, Nigeria is another multi-billion naira, multi-national retail shopping outlets of Shoprite, which was shut down by the agency of the government, Lagos-State Safety Commission, on Friday, 27th November, 2015.
The retail outlet of Shoprite at the Ikeja Shopping Mall at Alausa, very close to the seat of power, was shut down over alleged breach and contravening of the state food safety standards which bordered on several complaints received from members of the public about the sale of adulterated and expired products and the repeated refusal of the outlet management to heed several warnings from the agency of the government on some of their unwholesome practices.
Our investigation revealed that products that were supposed to expire in a months time were still been displayed on the shelves of Shoprite outlet inside at Alausa inside Ikeja shopping mall which is not part of the agreement reached with the commission.
The entrance door was sealed with the sticker of the Lagos State safety Commission which reads, “This premises had been sealed following the breach of the safety laws. This seal must not be broken. For further enquiry, contact the commission”.
If you will recall, The Shoprite Group of Company according to reports started from a South African small town in 1979 with the purchase of a chain of 8 supermarkets in Cape Town for 1 Million R and have grown steadily in the last 30years with the most innovative expansion strategy which increases their asset base to Seventy two (R72) Billion Rand.
From Foodpreneur News perspectives, the Issues arising from this closure are:
All these and many other questions are seriously begging for answers by the consumers from Lagos-State Safety Commission, before it is swept under the carpet like that of Chocolate Royale.
All correspondence to
Call 07059549741/ 08091251141