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Awareness and inspection campaigns on school cafeterias in Khasab and Bakhra

27/09/2018



  The Consumer Protection Department recently launched an inspection and awareness campaign on school cafeterias, including all public and private schools in Khasab and Bakha, to raise awareness of food safety, the various health aspects of food, control food prices, health and safety of food and raise the level of health and food, as well as, enhancing the quality of the school meals for students, teachers and school employees and protect their health.


 

 

The campaign provided advice and guidance on proper food storage, the importance of compliance with health standards and the provision of healthy food. During the campaign, the inspection team focused on educating the staff of "cafeterias", suppliers, school administrations, and health and food professionals and provided advice and guidance to them in this regard, and focused on raising awareness of the mechanisms to provide healthy food. PACP awareness publications and rules and regulations publications concerning the health and safety of food were distributed.

 

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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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