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PACP gears up for Ramadan

03/07/2012

The administration of consumer protection in the governorate of al Dhahera held recently a meeting with commercial centers managers and wholesale traders and representatives of companies that distribute milk products in the governorate of al Dhahera. The meeting, held in the premises of Ibri chamber of Oman chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) aimed to explore the preparations taken by the commercial centers and shops to provide sufficient food stuff and the basic food products during the month of Ramadan and the Eid.

 

In Ramadan, purchasing power of individuals increases to high levels. PACP, from its part, gears up early to welcome this blessed month of Ramadan by making sure the local market meets all consumers' needs and demands of food stuff and basic food products, particularly meat and milk products.

PACP gives so much interest to price control in Ramadan; some traders and sellers take advantage of growing demand on food stuff and food products and raise the levels of prices exaggeratedly. The most important of all for PACP is observing expiry date for every product at in Ramadan. Thereby, the authority calls for consumers to check carefully data label of every product they buy and deal with extra carefulness when there are any offers or sale.

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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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