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“Consumer Protection” at Al-Seeb participates in “Healthy Shopping”

20/05/2018


The Consumer Protection Department of Al-Seeb has recently participated in the "Health Shopping" event organized by the Health Center in Mawalih, with the aim of raising consumer awareness of women and their role in enlightening family members and their neighborhood about priorities and financial planning.

 

 

The participation of the Authority was represented by an awareness lecture organized by Najla Bint Abdullah Al-Khalili, a coordination and follow-up specialist, and Farah Bint Khamis Al-Naabia, a quality control specialist, through which they introduced the role the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, the work it does to educate consumers and the electronic portal of the Authority, as well as the services provided by the Authority in all its directorates and departments.
The lecture was also accompanied by a mini-awareness exhibition that included samples of counterfeit goods, duplicate and original, prohibited materials, non-conforming to specifications and standards, and the presentation and distribution of a number of leaflets on awareness.
This participation comes within the framework of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection's concern to strengthen cooperation with various governmental and community agencies in order to convey their awareness message in spreading the culture of safe consumption among the different segments of the society as well as to highlight the efforts made by Authority.

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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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