The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging consumers to exercise caution when purchasing items during the Hibiscus festival.

Complaints in the past have ranged from poorly soaked meals, unhygienic food practices and faulty goods.

In the past some traders have used the festival as an opportunity to get rid of old stock.

At times some traders hike prices and give the illusion that the products are on sale.

The Council also wishes to inform consumers that a Consumer Council booth will be available at Valelevu grounds for those who wish to lodge a complaint or seek advice.

The booth is located under the marquee of the Fiji Arts Council.

Traders are also urged to take absolute responsibility and precaution when preparing, handling and storing foods, snacks, confectioneries during this Hibiscus festival.

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