Muscat: Rotten chicken sellers in Nizwa have been slapped with a fine of OMR3,500, six months in jail and deportation from Oman, the consumer protection authority tweeted.
Last week also, in Buraimi, some expatriates involved in selling rotten chicken were arrested and fined.
The preliminary court in Buraimi had slapped OMR7,000 fine, one- month jail and deportation.
According to the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP), expatriates involved in the chicken sales didn’t possess an approved card for the same and were running the business in an unhygienic joint.
“The offenders were also using fake seals and stickers to sell rotten and expired items,” the PACP added.
Salem Al Hashmi, Director of the Department of Consumer Protection in Buraimi said, “The reasons for the increase of this phenomena is due to landlords renting out farms and rooms to illegal expats and allowing them to conduct such activities without monitoring their activities.”
“The department will continue to fight these activities to protect the health and safety of consumers,” he added.
The PACP calls on nationals and residents to cooperate and report any illegal or suspicious activity which could harm the health and safety of the consumer, in any of the channels of the PACP, and warned not to interact with dealers or distributor that do not have proper papers. Recently, the PACP slapped a lifetime deportation, two years in jail and fines of more than OMR80,000 on offenders involved in rotten rice sales in Barka.