BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
EXPIRED goods shipped to shops in rural areas at South Choiseul have raised fear of health risk.
A local businessman of Kakasa Village at South Choiseul Mr Remesio Gerevele on behalf of other local business shop owners said the expired goods are from Chinese shops at Taro Station being unexpectedly shipped to shops in the rural areas.
“This situation has caused loss to small shop owners posing a great health risk for customers as well,” said Gerevele.
Local shop owners victimised are now calling on Chinese shop owners to respect their customers and serve them with fairness. They also want the Consumer Affairs Unit to thoroughly make routine check-ups in every shop around the station at Taro to avoid selling of expired goods.
Attempts to contact the Consumer Affairs Unit were not possible yesterday.