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In cooperation with Al-Awabi Municipality “Consumer Protection” in Rustaq intensifies its inspection campaigns

12/06/2018


The Department of Consumer Protection in South Batinah Governorate in cooperation with the Municipality of Al-Awabi formed a joint working team to visit the shops and commercial centers in the Wilayat as part of a field action plan to monitor the markets and control the violators in all sectors, in conjunction with the active purchasing movement for Eid Al Fitr.

 

 

The campaign included inspection of food shops and commercial centers in the Wilayat to ensure the absence of expired, counterfeit, invalid goods and materials,  or lack of explanatory data, or not conforming to specifications and standards, as well as the existence of permits for sales and offers. It also aims to ensure that the centers comply with the decisions issued on the prohibition of the sale and circulation of certain products.
The team also monitored the pricing of existing goods, alerting shop owners to give receipts to consumers, and ensuring that the prices between the shelf and the cashier are identical.
Such campaigns confirm the joint efforts and fruitful cooperation that the Authority is seeking with various parties in order to protect consumers from any abuses and to preserve their rights.

 

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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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