Tony Shallop, manager of St. Mary Supermarket told New Age that they have disposed of all the expired goods in the supermarket.
“We had few expired goods in the supermarket that have been disposed off in collaboration with the Ministry of Health officials on Tuesday 11 September,” he said.
He explained that certain items that will expire in one month have been on special sale.
According to him, these things happened in a supermarket but that the good thing was that they disposed of the expired goods even before the ultimatum expires.
He maintained that in fact majority of those goods have been put in the store, marked expired products that should have been dumped.
This comes after the no nonsense Minister of Trade and Industry, Peter Bayoku Conteh revealed that the Ministry of Trade in their normal inspection, noticed so many expired products at St Mary’s Supermarket at Hill Cut Junction in Freetown.
The Minister said that they have ordered the supermarket to disposed of all expired products within 48 hours or else they will close the supermarket.
“We will go after them. People should not use Sierra Leone as a dumping ground. We will go after them,’’ the determined minister emphasized.