Standards authority suspends Abyssinia production, Ethiopia

Standards authority suspends Abyssinia production, Ethiopia
Published: 14 April 2009

The Quality and Standards Authority of Ethiopia (QSAE) has temporarily suspended Abyssinia Cement Factory, a private cement manufacturer, from producing cement and sending its products to the market, sources at the authority disclosed.

The decision came after the authority found six bags of expired cement in the market, allegedly a brand from Abyssinia Cement Factory. However, owners of the cement factory said the cement the authority alleges is expired was not produced by them, suggesting that other traders may have faked its brand name.

The case is still under investigation.

Source: allAfrica.com