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Sohar: Awareness lecture regarding the hazards of re-using vegetable frying oils

21/08/2017

The Directorate General of Consumer Protection in Al-Batina North has recently organized an awareness lecture regarding poisoning hazards resulting from re-using vegetable frying oils. The lecture targeted the employees in the directorate to raise their awareness regarding re-using oils to protect their safety.

 

The lecture was presented by Hamad Abdullah Al-Braiki, Head of Market Organizing and Control sector, he tackled a number of aspects such as: food safety, importance of oils and fats for humans, sources of fats and their harm and how to differentiate between fats and fatty acids. The lecture also included a detailed explanation of food poising resulting from the use of oils and covered the categories that are most susceptible to food poisoning. At the end of the lecture, Mr.Al-Braiki explained the safe ways of using and re-using oils and how to know the oils validity.

 

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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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