Shops in Oman fined for selling expired and 'immoral' goods

Energy Wednesday 19/December/2018 11:08 AM
By: Times News Service
Shops in Oman fined for selling expired and 'immoral' goods

Muscat: A number of retail outlets in Musandam Governorate were handed fines totalling OMR850, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) announced on Wednesday.

According to the authority, the shops were fined for selling goods to consumers that did not contain proper details in Arabic, had expired, and were products that violated social morals.

A statement from PACP read, "The irregularities are due to the fact that some shops offer goods to consumers that do not contain details in Arabic or without information of the product; the sale of expired goods that are not suitable for human use; and the sale, import, and circulation of products that violate morals and public system."

The Department of Consumer Protection in Musandam found these violations after organising field inspections meant to regulate prices and to follow up on goods and consumer services, in accordance with the Consumer Protection Law.

The General Authority for Consumer Protection called on suppliers to abide by the laws and regulations of the Sultanate.