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Sur: Consumer Protection participates in a training program regarding the quality, safety and security of food

06/11/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Sur, has recently participated in a training program regarding the quality, safety and security of food for the school students, which was organized by Al-Kamil Wal Wafi Center, targeting a number of teachers, visitors, health employees, health inspectors and food inspectors, in order to raise the level of health awareness and to outline the importance of safe food for the students.

 

 

The participation of the department was a presentation regarding the Consumer Protection Law and, the food health and safety presented by Mr. Tariq Nassir Al-Sunaidi, a legal researcher in the department, he covered many topics such as: an introduction of the Consumer Protection Law as promulgated by Royal Decree No. 66/2014 regarding the health and safety of food and fighting commercial fraud, He also shed the light on some of the ban decisions by PACP on some of the food products. Mr. Al- Sunaidi also stressed on the necessity of reading labels on food items while shopping and, outlined methods of inspection and market control to avoid commercial fraud, improper food storage, pulling banned materials and materials that do not comply with the standards and specifications off the market.
The Department also participated in the exhibition accompanying the program, through a special section that displayed samples of commodities and products that were pulled off the market for violating the implemented laws and bylaws and, some PACP publications were distributed to visitors to the exhibition.

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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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