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Al-Wusta: consumer protection participates in food safety week activities

17/04/2018

The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Wusta Governorate, has recently participated in the food safety week activities, which were organized by Hima municipality, in collaboration effort, between the department and the other public agencies.

 

The participation of the department was a joint inspection campaign in cooperation with the Hima municipality, for food venues, as well as, an awareness seminar for students from Abu Madhabi School for Basic Education. The seminar included several topics such as: proper way to choose the right food during shopping in commercial venues, focusing on the ingredients, checking production and expiry dates prior to purchase. The students were familiarized with PACP and the process of lodging a complaint, and calling PACP hotline, and further communication channels such as: social media or personally visiting one of the departments.  

Mr. Taee Salim Al-Junaibi, the Assistant Director stated that the participation comes in continuous cooperation between the department, and the various government institutions in the governorate, which raises consumers awareness of their duties, and rights as guaranteed by the law, and further to instill the safe consumer culture among all segments of the community.

Mr. Al-Junaibi added that these control, and inspection campaigns are continuous year-round, and there are joint inspection campaigns carried in cooperation with the other government institutions, within the framework of collaboration and exchanging expertise among the institutions.

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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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