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PACP launches e-portal for recall campaigns and warnings

28/05/2014

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) is set to launch a first of its kind website dedicated to recall campaigns and warnings. The new e-portal will provide briefs on the latest worldwide product and goods recall campaigns, as well the latest warnings issued against particular goods and products. 

 

Saif Al Rawahi, head of the team in charge of the e-portal says that his team collects all news and media reports that in concern with products and goods recall campaigns and warnings, to feed the e-portal with recent and updated data, through the day.
The website, according to Al Rawahi, will have a division for the global news and reports; where people can search within it based on the country name. Then the officials will make sure that the product or the goods against which a country issued a warning are available in the local markets or not. If the mentioned products or goods are promoted in Oman, the data will be available at the local division of the website.
In regard with drugs and medical products against which a country issued a warning or recalled them, the PACP will make the required coordination with the Ministry of Health.


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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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