Monday, 18 August 2008
Fertilizers, cement found in fake products
Mmegi online reports that the Zambia Police Service has raided several companies that were believed to have been producing counterfeit goods over the past 10 years. Fake products seized included body lotions, confectionery and leading brand products such as Vaseline ointment and Johnson & Johnson baby powder. The head of Zambia Police's anti-piracy squad has indicated the possility that some of these illegal goods were imported from the SADC region. The police found that some of the goods seized contained ingredients such as fertiliser and cement. Many of the fakes are easy to spot since they bear no dates of manufacture or expiry.