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Consumer Protection participates in the Science Festival in Buraimi

05/05/2019


The Department of Consumer Protection in Al-Buraimi has recently participated in the event of the Science Festival organized by the Amna bint Imam Jabir bin Zaid School with the aim of spreading awareness and consumer culture to students.

 

 

During the participation, topics on safe shopping methods, the importance of developing an integrated plan for the shopping trip and the need to develop a list of purchase and commitment during shopping were introduced. The necessary practices during the purchase process were also discussed, such as the date of production and the completion of the goods and the food labeling of the product. Emphasis has also been placed on the quality and safety of canned foods and the non-purchase of products that are distilled, bloated or potentially rusted, and foods stored in damaged or perforated containers or showing signs of leakage. The importance of maintaining the purchase invoice and storing the goods in the proper manner to ensure their non-corruption was also addressed.
The lecture was accompanied with a mini exhibition of some original and counterfeit goods, samples of some commodities seized in the governorate markets, in addition to the products which have been banned by a decision of the PACP head as a Lisa oil product and some skin creams such as Fayza Cream as they contains a high percentage of mercury.

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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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