1000 gourdes per product, new penalty for selling expired food products in Haiti

The Haitian Ministry of Commerce has imposed a new penalty to stores and business keep expired food items for sale on their shelves.

Commerce Ti Machann - Saint Louis du Sud, Haiti
Commerce Ti Machann - Saint Louis du Sud, Haiti

One week after an investigation that revealed many supermarkets in the Haitian capital are selling expired products, The minister of commerce has decided to fine 1,000 gourdes per expired product as a penalty for selling expired products.

You heard it right. "1000 gourdes per expired product. If an inspector goes into a supermarket and finds 2 expired products on the shelf, the owner or institution will pay 2,000 gourdes to the ministry of Commerce," an official said.

If you continue to violate this decision, the ministry will go as far as shuting down the business.

Anyone selling expired products anywhere in the country will be fined.

Before, the Ministry of commerce used to confiscate these products but from now on you will be fined as well.

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