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Legal Principle: a Product Cannot Be Sold in Shops to Consumers After Its Date of Expiry. Fact Situation: Lata, While Shopping, Notices that the Milk Packets on the Shelves Are Due for Expiry - Legal Reasoning

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Legal Principle: A product cannot be sold in shops to consumers after its date of expiry.

Fact Situation: Lata, while shopping, notices that the milk packets on the shelves are due for expiry on that day. She objects to this to the shopkeeper, saying that since she was there to buy milk for the next day, keeping the milk on its date of expiry was against the law.

Which of the following statements is the most appropriate in relation to the legal principle stated above?

Options

  • Lata is right and the shopkeeper should take the milk packets off his shelves.

  • The shopkeeper should not sell the milk packets after the date of expiry is over.

  • The shopkeeper must remove the milk packets from the shelves and keep it refrigerated.

  • Milk is not a product and hence the principle is not applicable in this case.

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Solution

The shopkeeper should not sell the milk packets after the date of expiry is over.

Explanation:

Legal principle guiding the case states that goods cannot be sold after the expiry date and the facts of the case mention that the milk was about to expire and hasn't expired as yet. Hence he is legally bound to remove the milk from the shelf only once it has expired thus, the above answer is correct that is the shopkeeper cannot sell the milk packets after the date of expiry is over.   

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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