n South African Food Review - 2011 : the year of the product recall? : food & labelling legislation

Volume 38, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0379-6000



The consumer is now receiving a level of protection that was previously reserved for the white rhino and other entities that we felt were an endangered species. The Consumer Protection Act changes all that - the consumer is now a much protected species. The Act does not require negligence to be a prerequisite for liability - there just needs to be a causal link between the defective product and the harm it causes. Product recalls, you could now say, are in season.

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