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PACP counterfeit commodities exhibition receives students from (My summer: preservation and prevention) to identify counterfeit and adulterated commodities

22/08/2017

PACP counterfeit commodities exhibition has recently received more than 50 female students from (My summer: preservation and prevention) Summer Center, to identify counterfeit commodities and the hazards of using such commodities to the members of the community in addition to the differentiation mechanism between authentic and counterfeit commodities.

 

The students were familiarized with commodities that do not comply with standards and specifications that were pulled off the markets, the hazards and samples of expired commodities. The students got an explanation of ways of tampering with products and they were familiarized with the various communication channels with PACP and how to lodge complaints and submit suggestions.
The students expressed how beneficial the visit was, Wala’ Al-Mamary said that she identified ways on how to differentiate between authentic and counterfeit commodities, seizures and the awards received by PACP since its establishment in 2011. Tuqa Al-Hatami, expressed her delight with this visit by saying: “I benefited from the visit by knowing the rights of the consumers as stipulated by the law such as a purchase invoice, the right to return and replace [a commodity] in addition to the right in receiving correct information.
Manal Ali Al-Bulushi, a Geography teacher in Barka Bint Tha’laba school and assistant supervisor of the summer center in Aisha Bint Masood school said:  “The visit of the exhibition was to identify the most important PACP achievements and jurisdictions to protect consumers, knowing the rights of the consumers  and differentiating between counterfeit and authentic commodities, considering that instilling the consumer culture during the growth period can prepare a generation that is aware of consumption and the members of which are able to protect themselves, their families and community
Notably, PACP gives a great importance to awareness in its programs and various activities as the consumers represent the first line of defense. The permanent and temporary exhibitions are implemented awareness methods.

 

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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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