Consumer Affairs Dept warns entrepreneurs of mandatory labelling

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A shopper browsing the brand of the edible oil at the shopping mall.

The Consumer Affairs Department under the Ministry of Commerce announced legal action against entrepreneurs who fail to comply with product labelling directives on cooking oil under the existing laws.
All the edible oil companies and manufacturers have to provide labels in the Myanmar Language or both Myanmar and another one, as per Notification 2/2019 of the Myanmar Consumer Protection Commission released on 3 December 2019.
Types of goods, size, quantity, net volume, and instructions on how to store the product are required to be mentioned on the label, including Myanmar’s standard measurement (viss and ticals) in Myanmar’s language.
The Ministry of Commerce also released a directive (1/2021) on 20 December 2021 regarding the labelling requirements of vegetable oil and cooking oil.
In a bid to ensure food safety and quality, the edible oil distributed in the market must have the label in the Myanmar language, with net size and volume with Myanmar standard measurement units, such as viss and tical and types of goods. The companies must provide enough information to identify the goods.
Those who violate those directives will face legal action under the Law, the Consumer Affairs Department warned. — NN/EM

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