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Consumer Protection participates in the Productive Families Exhibition in Mahdah

10/04/2019


The Consumer Protection Department in Al Buraimi Governorate has organized a mini exhibition in conjunction with the Fifth Productive Families Exhibition which opened on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Omani Women's Association in Mahdah under the “Be productive” slogan.

 

 

The exhibition included a number of original and counterfeit goods for the purpose of defining the mechanism to differentiate them. It also contained samples of counterfeit goods, the dangers of their use were clarified, in addition to some seized goods and the reasons for withdrawing them from the markets of the governorate. It also includes a range of non-conforming products that are known as "gray goods" because they are genuine commodities but are manufactured in other countries to suit the prevailing climate in those countries. The exhibition also included samples of expired goods and other items for which embargoes were issued.

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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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