Thursday, May 7, 2009

Monitoring Hand Sanitizer Retail Prices

Ever since the inception of the Influenza A scare, hand sanitizers and other sanitary products around the country (and more than likely the world) have been flying off the shelves. At one point there weren’t any hand sanitizers at stores in San Pedro and they are hard to find these days. Rumors have it that some stores are hiking up the price of these highly needed products to cash in on its demand.

But the Belize Bureau of Standards has just release a press release stating that due to the recent national crisis surrounding the H1N1 virus, they are working to ensure that Belizean consumers are able to access the basic tools necessary to secure their safety.

The release states that on Thursday, April 30, 2009, the Belize Bureau of Standards, in a collaborative effort with NEMO and the Police Department visited merchants in Belize City, Belmopan City and San Ignacio to investigate complaints surround the increase of the price of hand sanitizers, dust masks, gloves and disinfecting agents.

The Bureau would like to thank the general public for their vigilance and asks for everybody’s continuous support by contacting their Consumer Protection Hotline at 0-800-2-TELL-US of 0-800-2-8355-87 to make any further complaints in relation to the above mentioned items. The Bureau assures Belizeans that it is working to improve and enhance the economy and quality of life for all Belizeans.

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