2,664 counterfeit food products seized in RAK

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2,664 counterfeit food products seized in RAK
The spurious products were confiscated and destroyed by DED.

Ras Al Khaimah - The inspectors inspected all the products and about 2,664 duplicate products of the original brand were seized, and a hefty fine (unidentified) was slapped against the outlet.

By Ahmed Shaaban

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Published: Wed 24 Feb 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Feb 2016, 10:17 AM

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Ras Al Khaimah has seized 2,664 counterfeit food products from a market in the emirate. A senior official told Khaleej Times that the seizure followed a complaint from an agency that distributes the original products.
Faisal Alyoon, head of trade control section at the department said they received an official complaint against the erring outlets.
"Alerted about the duplicated products, an inspection team accompanied by an agent of the original brand was dispatched to examine the outlet."
The inspectors inspected all the products and about 2,664 duplicate products of the original brand were seized, and a hefty fine (unidentified) was slapped against the outlet." Alyoon has urged the public to report any commercial fraud to the department. "The commercial protection section is reachable round the clock at 2271222," he added.
Late last year, the DED in Ras Al Khaimah confiscated 1,024 counterfeit goods from 69 shops during intensive raids in all markets in the emirate.
Ahmed Obaid Al Tenaiji, director-general of the department, said the items seized were copies of well-known brands.
"Not only were the seized items destroyed, but the shops were also fined and warned of closure in case of repetition."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com



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