Ministry fines Fujairah food outlets
Dubai, August 25, 2010
The UAE Ministry of Economy fined some outlets in Al Fujairah fruits and vegetables, meat and fish markets during a field visit to verify compliance with preset prices and sales terms.
Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, director of the consumer protection department, toured the markets and directed traders to commit to the prices that were agreed with the Ministry during the holy month.
The inspection team found prices of most commodities remain stable and detected no attempts to manipulate the market, Dr Al Nuaimi said. The team took the disciplinary action against outlets that did not display price tags on their products, or violated other Ministry agreements.
Dr Al Nuaimi while touring the fish market he urged traders to exchange their old equipments for weight measurements with new and clean tools, in order to ensure weight accuracy and hygiene of products.
At the meat market Dr Al Nuaimi and the inspection team were satisfied with the stable prices and the availability of meat products.
“The UAE Ministry of Economy is committed to supervising UAE consumer markets during Ramadan and will act quickly and decisively to ensure all outlets adhere to the federal consumer protection law,” Dr Al Nuaimi said. “We will not show any leniency to price manipulators or monopoly traders.”
'Our specialist teams will intensify their visits to monitor sales outlets across the emirates in keeping with the Ministry’s priority to ensure consumer protection during the holy month of Ramadan,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service