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To spread the culture of consumption “Consumer Protection” in Al Rustaq participates in Food Safety Week


The Department of Consumer Protection in Al Rustaq participated in the activities of Food Safety Week which was organized by the General Directorate of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources in cooperation with a number of establishments in order to spread the culture of right consumption.


This comes in the interest of the department to participate with governmental and private bodies and establishments in spreading awareness in all aspects related to the consumer.
First, Khalisa Bint Taib al-Ghassania, a quality specialist in the department,  presented a working paper in the Municipality of Al-Awabi, in which she talked about the implications of plastic cans numbers and the consequences of refilling and use. The second participation was an awareness exhibition at Al Awabi School for Basic Education, which included presenting samples of some expired and adulterated goods withdrawn from markets, in addition to distributing of awareness publications to attendees. The third participation was in the exhibition of awareness of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Oman, which included the presentation of samples of goods not conforming to specifications and standards and a number of goods withdrawn from the markets in accordance with the decisions issued by the Chairman of the Authority.
The last participation was a working paper presented by Salem bin Mohammed Al-Ibri, Director of the Department of Consumer Protection in Al-Rustaq, which took place at the end of the Food Safety Week, which was held in Al Musana Fort , under the patronage of His Excellency Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Dweiyani, Chairman of the National Documents and Archives Authority . In this paper, he defined the competences of the Authority and the rights of consumers guaranteed by the law, as well as some resolutions on banning the circulation of some goods. The paper was accompanied by an awareness exhibition that included the presentation of food health products, awareness and education of the community members on the roles played by the Authority, and contained samples of banned and non-conforming materials.


 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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