Recourse for consumers when meat producer labels not identifiable

Baker McKenzie senior associate, Leana Engelbreght, explains that consumers have a right to know the producer of meat or any other product in South Africa.

McKenzie explains that the Consumer Protection Act requires for disclosure of content of the meat and country of origin.

It's not necessarily a label or sticker attached to the product itself that must contain that disclosure of the origin of the goods, but it can also be any type of display notice together with the product.

Leana Engelbreght, Baker McKenzie senior associate

If you are talking about meat in general, you would expect that type of disclosure should be on the label of the product, especially how labeling is done in South Africa.

Leana Engelbreght, Baker McKenzie senior associate

She says people can complain to the producer or approach the Consumer Commission, as well as the Consumer Goods and Services Ombud.

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