Major Dominican company to be charged with selling unfit foods

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - The Consumer Rights Protection Institute (Proconsumidor) announced that it filed charges against the company Peravia Industrial, for selling and donating products not fit for human consumption and discarded from the market.

Proconsumidor executive director Carmén Meléndez, after detecting the markeing and donation of poorly packaged products and with expired dates, said charges were filed 22 days ago against Peravia Industrial and its products La Famosa in the corresponding jurisdiction of the city Baní (south), but the Peravia province authorities have yet to set forth the process.

Meléndez said the case is being public after the company told the institutions which benefit from the donations that they were suspended because Proconsumidor was opposed to it, without stating the real reason. She added that at no time did they opposed the donations, but instead from the poor state of the products donated.

Proconsumidor warned it will not allow bad practices by any company to threaten the health of the population.


Special Note From Dominican Watchdog:

Not to forget the health of thousands of tourists, as major lawsuit has just been won giving 500 visitors to the Domincian Republic GBP 2,5M a settlement for contracting serious illnesses while on holiday in the Dominican Republic  - read full article



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