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Al-Sharqiyah North: Consumer Protection participates in Summer Centers activities

11/07/2018


The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah North participated in the activities of the summer

 

 

centers under the Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs, the department participated int he activities of Al-Bathra Al-Taiba Center of the Ministry in Al-Muthaibi, in Al-Sharia village in the male category  
 The participation of the department was a workshop regarding PACP tasks and jurisdictions, the eight consumer rights, channels for reporting any violations on the consumers rights, and a display of the PACP statistics for 2017 for all the complaints, reports, seizures and violations in order to show contrast. an Information contest was held with questions regarding PACP, commodity inspection, reading production and expiry dates and the importance of reading the nutrition labels.
The workshop included a mini exhibit of the withdrawn, expired or banned commodities, according to the PACP decision with the reason for the ban and the damages of the withdrawn commodities.

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CONSUMER LINE

 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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