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Consumer Protection Rustaq concludes its school awareness campaign 2017

23/05/2017

Consumer Protection Rustaq recently concluded its plan to disseminate awareness amongst students of the continuous education centers for the academic year 2016/2017, implemented in cooperation with the D. G. of Education in Al Batinah South, aiming at introducing PACP and its role in preserving the consumers’ rights and disseminate safe consumption culture.

 

The last events included two awareness exhibitions at the literacy centers in Rustaq and Awabi, showcasing expired goods and goods with manipulated expiry date, and samples of counterfeited and fake goods and goods inconsistent with the measurements and specifications. The exhibitions also included an introduction to PACP and its role, along with important tips like the importance of proof of purchase and warrantee, safe shopping, food safety, especially chilled and frozen foodstuff, checking the goods and verify its quality and safety prior to leaving the shop and avoid wasteful expenditure during Ramadan.
Mr. Salim Mohammed Al Ibri, assistant director, said that the programme is consistent with PACP vision and objectives, and its efforts to instill safe consumption culture amongst the community members, and introduce them to their rights and duties as stipulated in the laws and legislations through various media to create an educated community.

 

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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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