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An awareness exhibition on goods and products in violation of the laws at Al Seeb

14/05/2019

The Department of Consumer Protection at Al Seeb has recently participated in the event organized by Al Namaa Joint Services Company for visitors to Al Mizn Mall,

 

as part of the Authority's efforts to raise awareness of all segments of society and to highlight the importance of community participation in the fields of consumer safety and security.

The participation of the administration was represented in an awareness exhibition on goods and products that were withdrawn from the market for violating the laws and regulations in force such as black henna, anti-ethical and anti-Islamic goods, Islamic religion, chewed and smoked tobacco and other commodities. The exhibition included a number of awareness publications published by the Authority.

The exhibition was attended by a large number of visitors who listened to a detailed explanation on how to differentiate between original and counterfeit goods and the mechanism for identifying illegal goods.

It is noteworthy that the Public Authority for Consumer Protection is keen to participate in various community activities and events in order to reach the largest segment of consumers and to create community partnerships with different institutions to educate and instruct consumers in all areas of consumption that help to preserve their rights guaranteed by law.

 

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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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