The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has warned Malawians and companies that it is illegal to sell liquor in sachets and plastic bottles.

The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) has warned Malawians and companies that it is illegal to sell liquor in sachets and plastic bottles.
MSB Director issued the warning in a press statement released on Monday. The statement said that the High Courts ruled that that manufacturing, packaging, distribution and sale of liquor in sachets and plastic bottles is illegal
“The MBS banned packing of spirits in sachets and plastic bottles in July 2010. Following the ban, some of the manufacturers of spirituous liquor and producers of plastic bottles obtained court injunctions that restricted the MBS to implement the ban.
“On 4th January, 2017, the High Court of Malawi made a ruling on Case No. 67 of 2015 in favor of the MBS that manufacturing, packaging, distribution and sale of liquor in sachets and plastic bottles is illegal in Malawi,” reads the statement.
The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) is a statutory organization established in 1972 by an Act of Parliament, Cap 51:02 (revised as Act No. 14 of 2012), with a mandate to promote metrology, standardization and quality assurance of commodities and of the manufacture, production, processing or treatment thereof; and further to provide for matters incidental to, or connected with standardization.

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