Fake and expired goods around Benoni have prompted recent enforcement activities in the Benoni CBD conducted by members of the EMPD, who carried out raids targeting foreign-owned shops suspected of engaging in such practices. Lerato Monyane, the media liaison officer of EMPD, revealed that the raids were initiated following concerns raised by the Benoni Taxi Association (BTA), which identified outlets allegedly selling expired food items. The operation confiscated approximately 180 items, including hair, washing, food, baby, and cleaning products. Environmental health practitioners permitted the EMPD officers to seize the expired goods, which were subsequently collected and disposed of by waste department officials.
Monyane emphasised that these operations are not limited to Benoni alone but extend to other areas. The holistic approach to addressing non-compliance is evident in blitz operations throughout the City of Ekurhuleni, covering various regions, including Petit and Putfontein. This concerted effort aims to maintain overall public health and safety by ensuring adherence to by-laws and regulations governing the sale of goods within the municipality.
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