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Al-Rustaq: Disposal of more than 7000 commodity that do not fit the standards and specifications in cooperation with be'ah

13/11/2018



The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Batinah South in Al-Rustaq has recently disposed of seized commodities that violate the Consumer Protection Law as promulgated by Royal Decree No. 66 /2014 in cooperation with be’ah


 

 

The Head of the Department in-charge, Mr. Salim Al-Ibri stated that a total of 7218 commodities were disposed because they violate the standards and specifications or were prohibited commodities. The commodities were various: obscene materials that offend the public morals, expired food items, smokeless chewing tobacco, prohibited herbal medications, items with no Arabic labels, counterfeit commodities, and counterfeit lubricants and tires. All of the commodities were disposed of after completing the procedures in that regard.
PACP advises all suppliers to abide by the health requirements of commodities, and periodically check their validity and storage at appropriate temperature.

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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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