14 shops in Sharjah and Ajman fined

Nine vegetable, fruits and meat outlets in Sharjah were slapped with fines totalling Dh55,000 by the Ministry of Economy (MoE) for violating rules.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Thu 19 Aug 2010, 12:48 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:13 AM

In Ajman, the MoE, in its campaign to keeping prices in check during the holy month of Ramadan, fined four vegetable outlets and a hyper market.

The MoE team conducted inspections in Sharjah and Ajman on Tuesday and Wednesday in coordination with the Sharjah Economic Development Department and the Ajman Municipality.

Eight outlets, four in Sharjah and four in Ajman, were fined for not displaying the price list and for increasing prices.

A popular hypermarket in Ajman’s Al Nuaimia area was fined Dh10,000 for selling meat products at a higher price.

Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, Director of the Consumer Protection Department at the MoE, said it had been noticed during the inspections that all food products were available, but some of the outlets were not abiding by the Ministry’s regulations.

“Violations are minimised this year as most of the vegetable and fruits outlets are found following the MoE rules. We had fined Al Khail Meat Company in Sharjah for not displaying the price list for customers and putting a board saying goods once sold could not be returned. This company had been warned several times earlier and we will be visiting here again to ensure that they rectify their mistakes,” he added.

In the fish market, some outlets were fined for increasing the prices unreasonably and some others were issued warnings.

Dr Al Nuaimi said the inspections would continue throughout Ramadan to ensure that the traders of the emirates are not exploiting consumers.In Sharjah, consumers can call 600567777 to register their complaints. afkarali@khaleejtimes.com

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