Crackdown: Expats get jail sentence, hefty fine for selling unfit food

The Court of First Instance in Izki recently issued a judgment against Asian expatriates for trading, selling, storing expired goods and lack of commitment towards consumers. He was also fined RO17,000 under the the Food Safety Law .
 As per the details, a consumer bought a carton of chicken of a branded poultry company and found the products were of a different variety than what was mentioned on the carton box. It weighed differently and with beyond the sell-by-date date. 
He immediately approached the consumer protection, which in turn took the necessary measures to visit the company headquarters to verify the authenticity of the complaint. The inspectors found that there were 29 cartons of expired chicken with manipulated information.
The case was referred to the Department of Public Prosecution in Izki and following investigations the case was referred to the Court of First Instance in Izki, which issued the verdict.
The accused was convicted of following charges – selling and selling corrupt goods, breach of credibility in dealing with giving the consumers incorrect information, storage of expired goods that are unfit for human consumption. 
On the first charge, the defendants were sentenced to six months in prison and a fine of RO5,000 each. On the second charge, the accused were sentenced to one year in jail and fined RO2,000 each. On the third charge of supplying consumers with incorrect information, the court ruled that the first accused pay a fine of RO2,000. On the fourth charge of storing expired goods unfitt for human consumption in food outlets, the defendants were fined RO1,000. The accused will be deported on completion of the sentence.

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