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To define its divisions and competencies Lecture on the Food Safety and Quality Center in "Consumer Protection" in Dibba

29/10/2019

The Department of Consumer Protection at Dibba, in cooperation with the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, has recently organized a lecture for its employees on the Food Safety and Quality Center, with the aim of introducing the center, its divisions and specialties, and its role in ensuring the health, safety and quality of food.

 

 

The lecture was presented by Eng. Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Shehhi, Director of Control and Sanitation Department who is responsible for conducting the work of the Food Safety and Quality Center in Musandam, during which he discussed 

number of axes, including the introduction of the health requirements list for the activities related to food and the importance of its application, and the legal procedures that follow from its non-compliance. In addition to introducing the mechanisms adopted by the Center to ensure the safety and quality of food at various stages of its dealing, it also discussed the services provided by the Center, which are the supervision of various surveillance activities, and inspection of food and agricultural products inside the Sultanate and through the border outlets. The role of monitoring and field visits is also highlighted through intensified surveillance and inspection campaigns by health inspectors.

 

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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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