CAA announces labelling criteria for goods


The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) directed all importers, producers, manufacturers, store-owners, distributors, packers, online traders and traders that they shall not import, produce, manufacture, store, distribute, pack, repack, sell or display for sale, expose for sale or offer for sale unless specified details are legibly printed or non-removable labelled in a conspicuous place of the pack, wrapper or container of the end product of the commercial goods purchased by the consumer at the retail price.

This was announced in a special gazette notification issued by the CAA Chairman Shantha Dissanayake on 29 June. According to the communiqué, the directive comes into effect from 28 July. Thereby, selling, storing, importing, producing, distributing, packing or repacking of products that do not display the maximum retail price, weight or volume, date of manufacture and date of packing if re-packing, Date of expiry/ best before use/ active period (except for the goods which do not expire), batch or code number, name, registered address and contact number of the manufacturer and If imported, the name of the country, and the name, address and contact number/website of the issuer or importer.