Watchdog names and shames companies for outbreak-related violations

Hu Min
An outlet of Lotus in Pudong is being investigated for gouging consumers on vegetable prices. It was among the latest businesses exposed for violating market regulations.
Hu Min
Watchdog names and shames companies for outbreak-related violations
Ti Gong

Officials inspect vegetables at the Lotus supermarket on Yanggao Rd M.

An outlet of Lotus in the Pudong New Area is being investigated for price gouging, Shanghai's market watchdog said on Thursday as it exposed 10 typical violations amid the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.

The supermarket on Yanggao Rd M. was found selling four kinds of vegetables at abnormal prices, which violated China's price law, the Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation said.

An outlet of City Shop at MTR City Plaza in Putuo District is being investigated after inspectors found that the prices of products such as a laundry detergent sold at the supermarket were not marked, which was also against regulations, the administration said.

Watchdog names and shames companies for outbreak-related violations
Ti Gong

The prices of products such as laundry detergent sold at the City Shop outlet at MTR City Plaza are missing. 

Shanghai Ruiyun International Trade (Shanghai) Co Ltd in Pudong is being investigated for combined sales of N95 masks with other commodities such as fruits, noodles and red envelopes online, which pushed up the prices of protective items against the coronavirus and represents gouging, the administration exposed.

Shanghai Zhiyong Co Ltd in Minhang District was exposed for fabricating the manufacturing company of disinfectants, and producing and selling laundry detergents which infringed registered trademarks.

In total, 300 barrels of disinfectants and 446 barrels of laundry detergents were found at the scene.

The commodities have been seized by the district market watchdog and the case has been handed to police, the administration said.

Watchdog names and shames companies for outbreak-related violations
Ti Gong

Officials seize disinfectants and laundry detergents found at Shanghai Zhiyong Co Ltd for irregularities. 

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