Thai public health officials inspect New Year’s gift baskets

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Provincial commercial officer Sutham Lakornthum led public-health staffers on their annual check of retail gift baskets to ensure the products inside met all labeling and quality standards.

Chonburi officials did their annual check of retail gift baskets to ensure the products inside met all labeling and quality standards.

Provincial commercial officer Sutham Lakornthum led public-health staffers to Chonburi branches of Makro Cash & Carry, Central, Big C, Tesco-Lotus, and Laem Thong Bang Saen Dec. 17.


Inspections will continue around the province through year-end.

Sutham said that to protect consumers from being taken advantage of, gift baskets containing food, drinks and other consumer products are checked not only for quality, but for clear pricing listed for the package and each item within.

Each basket also must contain the weight or volume of each item as well as their expiration dates and accurate descriptions. Penalties for not following all the regulations can reach 10,000 baht.

Inspections will continue around the province through year-end.

Price tags must be correctly and clearly shown.