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Commerce fined more than 700 food companies and supermarkets

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Fines noted Tombolini “They were deployed both in supermarket chains such as “Día, Carrefour, those of the Cencosud Group (Disco, Vea, Jumbo) and the wholesaler Maxiconsumo”; as in food companies such as “Cabrales and Nestlé”.

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The secretary explained that, after the record was drawn up, “the person accused is discharged and then the fine is issued.”

One of the cases is that of a branch of the Jumbo chain located at San Lorenzo 3773, in the Buenos Aires district of San Martín, which was closed last night. after a “lightning” operation carried out jointly between the Secretary of Commerce and the Undersecretary of Consumer Defense of the Municipality of San Martín together with the authorization area of ​​the municipality.

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“We received five alerts in a very short period of time. This indicates a severe shortage that was later verified, deploying an operation at night where we found 32 products that were directly out of stock and more than 14 products that were missing” Tombolini recounted.

The secretary clarified that the closure is linked to a violation of municipal ordinance 9,007 “that have to do with an issue related to Firefighters,” and that Commerce is in charge, for its part, of verifying “violations of Law 24,240 on Defense of Consumer”.

The Fair Prices program, relaunched at the beginning of this month, sets the prices of almost 2,000 basic necessities for 120 days, through voluntary agreements with producing and trading companies.

The products are found in supermarkets, wholesale distributors, and businesses adhering to the program by province or region.

Similarly, it stipulates a 3.2% monthly increase on another 50,000 products until June 30.

Source: Ambito

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