BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
SELLING of imported products labelled with foreign language will not be tolerated, says chief inspection officer of the Honiara City Council Mr George Titiutlu.
He voiced this statement during an exclusive interview with this paper yesterday.
Titulu said this matter has been a major issue at hand with shops and food outlets and has been raised over and over again, yet importers are not complying with regulations about foreign language issues.
“Selling of any more products labelled with foreign language will not be allowed simply because it can’t be read and understand by majority of Solomon Islanders
“And so importers please comply to the set regulations in placed and try to get clear targets based on importing foreign language products to have all the food importation information products must be totally in English
“Also we a sovereign nation and city hence this kind of matter should not stay pending.”
He said the grace period in exercising this kind of practices already lapsed a long time ago and as of next week they will put words into action.
“So whilst HCC team as an enforcing agency embarking upon this issue we also need businesses houses and consumers to work closely with us and try to meet the required requirement in regards to products labeled in foreign language,” said Titulu.