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TVM / Virginia Muianga said the remaining three tons of seized sugar are still being analysed in the laboratory
The National Inspection of Economic Activities (INAE) has declared two tons of sugar seized in the southern province of Maputo in the last 15 days unfit for human consumption.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday, INAE spokeswoman Virgínia Muianga said the sugar was part of five tons of sugar that the body confiscated because it lacked seals and proper labelling.
“Of the total seized, two tons are unfit for consumption and the remaining three are still being analysed in the laboratory,” Muianga said.
Muianga added that most of the product was confiscated in the informal market, with some seized in commercial establishments, pointing to smuggling as the probable source of the seized sugar.
Muianga said the INAE had inspected 500 commercial establishments throughout the country in the last two weeks, and fined eight a total of 120,000 meticais (EUR 1,600).