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During its inspection campaigns on the shops “Consumer Protection” seizes expired shower soap in Bousher

15/12/2019

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection represented by the Market Regulatory and Control Department was able to seize expired shower soap in a shop in the Wilayat of Bousher.

Regarding the details, the judicial seizure officers were able, during their periodic inspection campaigns on the shops, to seize 338 bath soap pieces.

 

This act is in violation of Article (7) of the Consumer Protection Law issued by decree Royal No. 66/2014, which states “It shall be prohibited to trade in any adulterated, corrupt, counterfeit commodities or any commodities that are not authorized for trading and the same may not be advertised and the regulations shall determine what commodities shall be deemed as adulterated, corrupt or counterfeit.”. According to Article (4) of the executive regulations of the law, the commodity is considered corrupt if it expires, and accordingly a violation against the shop was released and seizures were confiscated.

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection calls on all commercial establishments to adhere to the laws and decisions in force to avoid legal accountability, and the authority stresses to all consumers the need to ascertain the production and expiry dates of consumer goods before purchasing them.

 

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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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