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Al-Dhahira: OMR 1,000 fine for selling spoiled and expired animal feed

01/07/2018


PACP law enforcement officers were able to catch an Asian worker who was selling spoiled, and expired animal feed, which endangers the health of animals. This comes as a part of PACP effort to ensure the implementation of the laws and regulations related to consumer protection.

 

 

 A citizen contacted the department regarding a commercial venue specialized in animal feed, which was selling various expired animal feed. In the light of the report, the law enforcement officers immediately headed to the venue, and verified that it was offering, selling and storing large quantities of animal feed which was corrupt, expired with clear spoilage signs such as mold and foul smell, discoloration, and change in texture, and invalidity for consumption.
The seized commodities included bags of feed for livestock, and poultry, products for animal fattening and feed. Legal procedures were implemented as the commodities, and the products were seized and a violation noticed was issued, in addition to OMR 1,000 for selling spoiled and expired products, in accordance with paragraph 1 of article 19 of the bylaws of the Consumer Protection Law that stipulates: “the supplier is prohibited dealing in counterfeit, adulterated, inauthentic commodities, or commodities that are not cleared for dealing, or attempting to defraud, or practice defrauding, or advertising, or practice deception to use such commodities, by way of publications, advertainment or by any other means”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
PACP advises all traders and providers to abide by the Consumer Protection Law and its Executive Bylaws by checking the safety and validity of commodities, and products before offering them for sale in order to preserve the health, and safety of all.


 

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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