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al kamil Wal Wafi: Presentation about food health and safety

28/08/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Sur has recently participated
in an awareness symposium (Your food is a trust) which was organized
by Al Kamil Wal Wafi Municipality under the auspices of Sheikh
Haitham Hamoud Said Al-Shihi, the Deputy Wali of Al Kamil Wal Wafi,

 

in order to raise health awareness with regards to the importance of safe
food for consumers.
The participation of the department was a presentation regarding the
Consumer Protection Law and the food health and safety presented by
Ala’ Juma Al-Hashmi, a legal researcher in the department, he covered
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-Hashmi 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.

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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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