CAA raids soap factory

2014-05-22 12:52:20

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) today confiscated over 600,000 cakes of soap worth Rs. 2.4 million, fraudulently manufactured under the name of a popular brand of soap, in a raid carried out at a factory in Ekala, Ja-Ela, the Cooperative and Internal Trade Ministry said.

“This was a large-scale soap manufacturing company. The manufacturers had printed a popular trademark on the cover of the soap. They had also altered the name and address of the manufacturer and the manufacturing date,” the Ministry’s Media Secretary Nipun Ekanayake said.

He said the manufacturers had used expired fragrance materials when manufacturing the soap. “Some of the soap had already been distributed to the market,” he said.

The owner of the factory would be produced at the Negombo Magistrate Court on May 26, he further said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)-Pix by Pradeep Pathirana

  Comments - 6

  • patriot Thursday, 22 May 2014 20:48

    disclose details of the owner. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       4

    Thakkadiya Thursday, 22 May 2014 21:23

    We are becoming a nation of counterfeiters. All for the sake of making quick money. Greed greed and greed. via DM iPad app

    Reply : 0       2

    shek Thursday, 22 May 2014 22:25

    i have seen this type of soap for sale in kandy pavement via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       1

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 23 May 2014 04:02

    Oh my God, its similar to our Ministers & Deputy Ministers manufacturing illicit liqor out of Ethanol during election time to distribute as gifts to grab votes.

    Reply : 0       1

    Peace Lover Friday, 23 May 2014 05:38

    When the Govt. and the Cabnet Ministers are Counterfeit, what do you expect from the Nation ???? Becoming a real China.

    Reply : 0       0

    abeyro Friday, 23 May 2014 06:35

    This like duplicate wristwatches from singapore in late sixties and seventies.

    Reply : 0       0

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