Healthy or allergenic merchandise… Information on client items is one click on away, thanks to a smartphone software. Set up by the UFC that select, its volunteers promoted it on Monday, in supermarkets.
Posted on May 17, 2021 at 4:37 p.m.,
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You could have met them on Monday, May 17 whereas procuring. Volunteers from the Union for the Defense of Consumers, UFC-Que Choisir, had been current in a number of supermarkets in Greater Nouméa, on the event of the affiliation’s seventieth anniversary. A nationwide anniversary, however in New Caledonia, the UFC has been round since 1974.
“An independent and free application”
The alternative to current a cell phone software “independent and free“, to examine client merchandise: meals, cosmetics and home items. Salt, sugar, and even fat… the classification is made by coloration: from inexperienced to pink. “Which product”, that is its identify, particulars the elements, but additionally the components. An evolving instrument to which consumers can contribute, the database may be enriched with native merchandise.
“The advantage is to have the information quickly”
“It allows, just by scanning the barcode of a product on a packaging, to have information about it., explains Régi Etaix-Bonnin, member of the association which uses it on a daily basis. For example, if you are looking for products that are low in sugar, you will be able to compare all types of products. The advantage is to have the information quickly.“
An software properly acquired by consumers like Nicole, gained over by its simplicity and its free entry. “So we can really choose the best products and those, which contain fewer additives and fewer dyes.“, she rejoices.
Beyond this software, the volunteers took the alternative to current the missions of the affiliation, which has greater than 70 energetic members in the territory, similar to Alain Tapping. “The main aspects are always the same: owner / tenant relationships, but also banks, insurance companies and everything related to car repairs.“In whole, greater than 500 disputes are adopted up every year in New Caledonia by the affiliation.
Note that one other software of the UFC Que Choisir “Quel cosmetic”, permits you to examine magnificence merchandise.
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