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For selling expired cake for a school OMR 500 Administrative fine against a bakery in Al-Dakhilia

29/05/2018

The Department of Consumer Protection in the Governorate of Al-Dakhilia has recently imposed an administrative fine of OMR 500 against one of the bakeries in the governorate
 

 

for violating Article 19/1 of the Executive Regulations of the Consumer Protection Law No. 77/2017, which states that “the supplier is prohibited to trade, counterfeit, or unauthorized to trade, or to practice or attempt to engage in fraud, propaganda, or fraudulent use of this commodity through advertisements, publications, leaflets or any other means.”
The Department deceived a report that the representative of a bakery sold an expired cake to a school in the governorate. Accordingly, the Department visited the school to verify the report. The expired cake was then withdrawn and the bakery was punished with an administrative fine of 500 riyals.
The Public Authority for Consumer Protection calls on all merchants and suppliers to abide by the provisions of the Consumer Protection Law and its executive regulations, and to abide by transparency and credibility, and to refrain from propaganda and false and misleading advertising when promoting goods and services.
 

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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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