The Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences (FNHS) at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) organized on April 25, 2018, a seminar titled "Consumer Protection Awareness," presented by Ministry of Economy and Trade. Imad Youssef Advisor to the General Director and Marise el-Chami Inspector and Specialist in Food Safety discussed the ministry’s role in the field of consumer protection, specifically in monitoring the market and launching awareness campaigns. This seminar aimed to shed light on the ministry’s concerted effort to protect Lebanese consumers, with special emphasis on food safety.
For his part, Youssef said, “Awareness is a major benchmark of success; every consumer should be an inspector, assisting the ministry to enforce the law, especially university students.”
Chami added,” You are the key to your food safety: Think safe, pick safe, report the unsafe, and never ignore safety issues by calling the 1739 hotline to always be safe”
They also encouraged university students to apply to the ministry’s “Volunteering Program” to help ensure the Lebanese market continues to deliver safe goods and top-notch services. Also, several ministry-sponsored awareness advertisements about consumer protection were presented. The talk ended in a fruitful Q&A session.