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To clarify the standards used in product safety Awareness Lecture on “Symbols and Meanings of Consumer Products Symbols”

06/10/2019

The General Directorate of Consumer Protection in North Al Batinah Governorate has organized an awareness lecture on “Symbols and Meanings of Consumer Products Symbols” in order to familiarize its employees with the symbols of the products and their meanings and teach them the skill of reading labels and dealing with that information more effectively. This aims to provide its members with the scientific knowledge that helps them to perform their work to the fullest and with the degree of workmanship required.

 

The lecture was delivered by Ali bin Saeed Al Kaabi, Head of Post and Documents Section, during which he addressed a number of axes, including the importance of shipping and delivery codes, and the significance of each symbol. The standards used in product safety have been clarified as the manufacturer's signature or undertaking to comply with the standards, giving the consumer safety and quality assurance.

 

He also touched on plastic products in terms of types, uses, and the suitability of each type of use according to specifications. The symbols and signs at the bottom of the plastic boxes and the meaning and significance of each symbol were also explained as well as how to avoid damage that may result from improper use. Al Kaabi also emphasized the importance of recycling plastics as an environmentally friendly solution for disposing of consumed plastic products, as well as reusing products after recycling and turning them into raw materials that re-enter the appropriate industries.

 

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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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