The Malawi Law Society (MLS) has urged Malawians to sue privately owned French beverage company, Castel Group for forcing people to drink a banned substance.
Castel Malawi recently apologized for using a banned chemical, tartrazine, in its Sobo peach drink, a chemical which was banned by the Malawi Bureau of Standards.
Law Society of Malawi president, Alfred Majamanda said if a person can prove that one took the tartrazine, can win the case against Castel Malawi and get compensation.
“What is needed is evidence that one drunk the Sobo peach, Castel Malawi can pay huge sums of money in compensation,” said Majamanda.
Officials from Castel Malawi refused to comment on the matter saying they were to hold a press conference on Monday.
Since Castel took over from Carlsberg, there have been concerns about low-quality products including Orange Squash and its beer.
Recently, the company apologized for low-quality Orange Squash.
Tartrazine is made from tar and is banned in many countries because it can cause ill health, including tumors.