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On World Food Day Consumer Protection of Al-Sharqiyah North organizes an awareness lecture at Al-Maali School

05/11/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah North Governorate, participated in the activities of the World Food Day, through a lecture in Al-Maali School for Basic Education in Ibra, in order to instill the safe consumer culture among the students and introduce to the importance of food, and food safety.  

 

 

The lecture was presented by Ms. Safial Ali Al-Yazidi, a media specialist at the department, targeting the 4th graders in basic learning, covering a number of aspects such as: the definition of food and the food basic components such as proteins, vitamins, fats , carbs and minerals, as well as, food spoilage and the causes of food spoilage.
She also gave several tips on how to shop for healthy food, checking the production and expiry dates, reading the nutrition facts label and paying attention to the quality and safety of the products. A video was played to the students regarding washing hands in a healthy way and the students received some awareness booklets and publications.

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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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