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A-14-2011 Labelling of food items sold in shops in Dhivehi or English

All the food items manufactured or imported to Maldives for purpose of trade should contain on the packaging in Dhivehi or English the type of food item, ingredients, weight or measurements, manufactured country and date, duration within which it should be used or the expiry date, and instructions on usage if it should be used in a particular way.

If an imported food item does not include the above information, it should be labelled in English or Dhivehi prior to trading of the item in any inhabited island of Maldives. The deadline set for labelling of food items already imported to Maldives in accordance with the above requirements is 31 May 2011.

If any food items are not labelled according to these requirements after 1 June 2011, the owner of the business will be fined by Rf. 100,000.

This announcement is made under Article 12 of Act number 1/96 (Consumer Protection Act).

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Ministry of Economic Development, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’ 20125, Republic of Maldives
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