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Barka: Expat workers caught preparing food in an unhealthy environment in a rented house

17/10/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Barka, in cooperation with the police precinct and the Public Prosecution in the wilayat, was able to seize large quantities of food ready to be distributed which did not meet health requirements.

 

The department received information regarding expat workers preparing large quantities of food in one of the rented houses in Barka, without permits and authorization from the authorities concerned, as the food did not meet the health and safety requirements. In light of the information, an investigation was conducted and the house was surveilled to verify the received information. The department took an immediate action by communicating with the Public Prosecution in Barka and obtained a search warrant then raided the house to catch the violating expat workers with the seized items.
PACP advises all consumers to contact it regarding such violations, to eliminate the illegal practices and to protect their health and safety.

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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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