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“Consumer Protection” at Al Seeb takes part in the sporting event at Jawharat Muscat School

29/04/2018


As part of the joint cooperation between the General Authority for Consumer Protection and various institutions, the Department of Consumer Protection in Al Seeb has recently participated in the second health sports event organized by Jawharat Muscat School in Mawalih, aiming to promote healthy and safe shopping for children and to spread consumer awareness among different segments of society.

 

 

The Department participated with an awareness exhibition that included samples of counterfeit goods and goods noncompliant with specifications and standards. It also introduced how to differentiate between them as well as the risks of using them. It also introduced the steps of safe shopping, and stressed the need to read the validity dates and data card, in addition to the distribution of a number of awareness publications issued by the Authority.
This participation comes within the framework of a series of participations and activities carried out by the Authority, based on its belief in the importance of enhancing cooperation with various governmental and community bodies in order to convey its awareness message in spreading the safe consumer culture among the different segments of society as well as highlighting the efforts made.
 

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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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