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“Consumer Protection’ at Seeb Participates in Child Health Activities

09/05/2017

The department of Consumer Protection at Seeb participated in the event of Total Child Healthcare which was organized by Al-Hail and Al-Shadi Health centers.  The aim was to raise health awareness about the foods and consumption goods that affect children.

 

The Authority’s participation came as a mini exhibition that included children items and products and showed the right ways to consume them and the damage they can cause if consumed in large amounts.  Items with data showing their mental harmfulness that cause hyperactivity in children were also showcased.  The exhibition also introduced how to choose toys for children and the criteria to follow.  Moreover, a number of child nutritional items and confiscations were showcased along with the reasons for confiscation and the harms they pose on children’s health.  In addition, the awareness raising publications of the authority were also distributed among the audience.
The participation comes in light of the Authority’ concern in the importance of strengthening the cooperation with various governmental and community bodies in order to deliver its awareness message in spreading safe consuming culture among different segments of the community and informing them with efforts exerted

 

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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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