The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has fined the miller of the Soko maize flour $6000 for misleading labeling.
The decision was arrived at following an investigation into major retail stores on fortification and labeling claims millers made in the financial year ended June 2020.
The competition watchdog said the Capwell Industries was found to have contravened section 55(a)(i) of the Competition Act, which touches on breaches on “standard, quality, value, grade and composition” of the product.
According to the authority’s director-general Wango’mbe Kariuki, Capwell undertook “to comply with the provisions of the Act and all applicable relevant consumer information standards with respect to labelling of the products”.
“This was a labelling issue based on the 2010 nutritional table as opposed to the revised one of 2016,” said the industries CEO Rajan Shah noting that the product’s composition still met the nutritional requirements.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.