Decision to fine KFC $1,600 for selling unmarked products upheld in court of appeals
MOSCOW, January 20 (RAPSI) – The Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals has upheld a 100,000-ruble (about $1,600) fine served by Russia’s consumer rights agency Rospotrebnadzor on International Restaurant Brands (KFC Restaurants) company for sales of unmarked products, the court ruling reads.
The company appealed against a decision of the Moscow Commercial Court of October 18, 2019, by which it dismissed a KFC Restaurants claim to the agency.
Earlier, an individual had turned to a Rospotrebnadzor office in a Moscow district claiming a local KFC Auto establishment was selling International Restaurant Brands products without required markings.
A surprise inspection could prove the claim as consumer rights watchdog officials were indeed sold products lacking the marking required by the rules of the Eurasian Customs Union governing product labelling and food safety.
The KFC Restaurants was therefore fined; the company challenged the fine in a court.