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Awareness lecture to promote the values of safe and sound consumption in Buraimi

23/05/2019

The Department of Consumer Protection in Al Buraimi has organized an awareness lecture for women at the Ben Kalfout Mosque, as part of the efforts of the Authority during the month of Ramadan to educate consumers on all aspects of consumption and to promote the values of safe and sound consumption.

 

 

The lecture was given by Afra Zaidi, acting head of the media section, where she addressed the importance of smart shopping and adherence to healthy eating habits and avoid bad ones such as checking the date of production and expiry, checking the goods before buying them, avoiding buying corrupt goods. She also touched on the importance of developing an integrated plan for the shopping trip and the emphasis on developing a purchase list and commitment during the shopping trip in addition to focusing on reading the product data. Finally she addressed the rules and basics of buying home supplies in accordance with Gulf standards and specifications.

The lecture included a mini exhibition containing samples of goods seized and withdrawn from the markets of the governorate, in addition to displaying a number of original and counterfeit goods to introduce housewives and mothers in how to differentiate between them and avoid buying counterfeit ones.

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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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