(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Ministry of Economy on Tuesday said Coca-Cola and Pepsi 300ml cans will be taken off the UAE shelves in a month.
Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, head of the Consumer Protection Department, said the ministry will remove 300ml cans of Coca-Cola and Pepsi because both companies were selling these products without putting the price nor the Arabic labelling of the ingredients of the products in clear violation of Article (8) of the Consumer Protection Law. Al Nuaimi said the consumer protection team along with the teams from the local departments concerned started the removal process of the 300ml cans. He also clarified that the cans of this size are not allowed in the retail outlets, nor in restaurants and hotels.
He said the ministry held meetings with representatives from Coca-Cola and there will be a meeting with Pepsi very soon to agree on the withdrawal process.
"For the moment, and until we obtain a clearer picture from our meetings with both companies, there will be no penalties, and will be satisfied with the withdrawal of the products," Al Nuaimi added.
He also said the ministry will, from now, warn retail outlets which continue selling the 300ml cans, and emphasised that they would face serious penalties if they persist with selling the cans. The Ministry of Economy has received during the past days several complaints about the price of the 300ml cans of Pepsi and Coca"Cola, which are being sold for Dh1.5, which is the mandated price for 330ml Pepsi cans and 355ml Coca-Cola cans.