Angola still receives smuggled and out-of-date goods

26 December 2006

Luanda, Angola, 26 Dec – Contraband, falsification and sale of out-of-date products are still common in the Angolan market, the National Committee for the Food Code (Codex Angola) concluded Thursday in Luanda.

After a meeting of its Board of Directors, Codex Angola said it was concerned about the fact that in Angola foodstuffs of a dubious quality were still being sold.

According to the institution, the situation is a result of the poor disclosure and application of standards for protection and security by the relevant organizations.

The participants concluded that the situation arose due to a lack of applying labels and technical specifications in Portuguese.

The meeting, which was intended to assess the activities carried out by the institution in 2006, also dealt with quality control and food safety in the country. (macauhub)