Avocados and other agricultural products sold unpacked should indicate in which country they were produced , according to the Promotion and Consumer Protection Act 9,098 .
However, the president of the Consumers Association of Costa Rica, Erick Ulate, said that most of the commercial establishments don’t comply with the norm.
Ulate called the agencies responsible for enforcing this obligation to take a more active position.
Another obligation of this law was recently overturned by the Constitutional Court. The suspended article would have made producers and sellers indicate the dates of harvesting or the slaughtering of animals to customers in stores.
Ulate is pleased with the decision because, in his view, it was technically impossible to pin down when cattle has been slaughtered.
The cattle breeders association also greeted the court decision. They consider that complying with this obligation could have been complicated and costly.
Source: Diario Extra.