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Sur: Consumer Protection participates in Clubs Youth Camp event 2017

01/08/2017

Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate has recently participated in an awareness exhibition in Clubs Youth Camp in Sur organized by the Ministry of Sports Affairs in Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate, the event lasted for two days and aimed at raising consumers’ awareness.

 

The participation was a display of several commodities that were pulled off the market such as: expired materials, obscene materials and cigarettes that do not meet the standards and specification in addition to spoiled food items and others without labels. Some PACP publications and prints were distributed
 The exhibition attracted wide attention from the participants in the camp as well as visitors, the participants commended PACP achievements in the past period. The exhibit also included a Q&A and answers for the inquiries with regards to PACP functions.

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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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