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In coordination with Bee'ah Destruction of more than four thousand products in Consumer Protection in Rustaq

05/12/2019

The Consumer Protection Department in Al Batinah South Governorate in Rustaq, in coordination with the Omani Environmental Services Holding Company (Bee'ah), has recently destroyed a number of seized goods in violation of the Consumer Protection Law promulgated by Royal Decree No. 66/2014.

 

 

Salem bin Mohammed Al-Abri, Director of the Department, explained that 4635 goods seized in the markets supervised by the Department were destroyed because they did not conform to the approved standards and specifications. The seizures ranged from expired and counterfeit goods to goods that are prohibited from circulation and sale for breaching public morals as well as cosmetic products, cigarettes, non-compliant kohl, non-smoked tobacco, adulterated tires and vehicle oil. These goods have been destroyed after the necessary procedures have been completed.

 

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection calls on all suppliers to commit to providing the service or commodity properly without obscuring its reality or manipulating its content in an increase or decrease. It also notes to all consumers to take all precautions when acquiring the good and service provided to avoid any consequences that may harm their health and safety.

 

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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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