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Penal orders against violators for not providing correct information to consumers


The Department of Consumer Affairs in the Public Prosecution issued penal orders in fines amounted to OMR 1500 against the accused charged with violating the articles of the Consumer Protection Law No. 66/2014.


The orders are issued against the accused for not price-labeling the displayed commodities and the lack of information on the commodities, which constitute a violation of article (19) of the Consumer Protection Law which states:
“The provider and advertiser shall provide the consumer with correct
information on the commodity or the service, and in all cases, the
provider shall clearly state the price, weight, production and expiry
date, the name of the materials and components, the country of
origin, and the number of the standard and other information as
contemplated under the regulation in a clear manner and in Arabic on the commodity. This information may also be written in languages
other than Arabic. The regulations shall specify the commodities
which may not bear this information.



 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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