Supermarket sued for selling inferior rice
A lawsuit against a rice dealer and a supermarket has been filed in Louhu People Court for selling unsafe rice. This is a first lawsuit accepted in a Chinese court.
The plaintiff demands pay compensation of 11,00 yuan stated that his rights to good health was violated. He claimed that the rice he bought at A-Best Supermarket Co. was labeled as produced in Wuchang, it was in fact a poor quality fragrant and polished rice. The plaintiff bought two bags but since the rice flavor and fragrance have already dissipated. He learned that eating poor quality rice could do harm to one’s health. He was force to take action when he noticed that the said store was still selling the inferior rice even when he complained to the shop manager. He said that according to food safety laws, consumers have the right to seek compensation for unsafe food.