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Two awareness lectures on food safety in Rustaq

13/04/2017

Consumer Protection Rustaq organized an awareness two lectures on “Food Safety”, within the Food Safety Week organized by the D. G. of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Al Batinah South, in order to disseminate the culture of safe and proper diet.

 


The lectures were presented by Mrs. Eiman Al Ghafri, good and service quality control expert, and Mrs. Fakhriya Al Harrasi, information division, and discussed ways to verify the safety of foodstuff  through certain known ways like knowing the contents, ingredients, preparation, validity date, and how to prepare a shopping list at home to save time and money, in addition to ways to identify original and counterfeited goods with photos of goods taken from the markets.
‏Along with the lectures, an exhibition was organized showcasing samples of original and counterfeited goods, with tips on how the differentiate between them, and the risks associated with using it, along with samples of goods taken from the markets for various reasons including expired foodstuff, and noncompliance with the standards and specification that may expose the consumer to health risks, and concluded the exhibition by distributing various

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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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