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Yesterday, March 15, 2016 – was the day recognized as World Consumer Rights Da6y.

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You may be wondering what exactly consumer rights is and the reason/need for a day of recognition. According to the vision and work of Consumer International (CI), a non-profit organization based in the UK, the day is recognized to highlight, remind and improve the standards of protecting the basic tights of the consumer.

You heard correct!!! In some way or form, based on the enclosed definition of a consumer, most, if not all, of us are consumers and we all have rights!!! That is good news, however, in order to know that our rights have been honored/violate, we need to first know of our rights.You heard correct!!! In some way or form, based on the enclosed definition of a consumer, most, if not all, of us are consumers and we all have rights!!! That is good news, however, in order to know that our rights have been honored/violate, we need to first know of our rights.

This year’s World Consumer Rights Day theme is “Antibiotics off the Menu”. The call has been made to remove antibiotics from agricultural produce, as constant consumption of such foods, can contribute to a resistance overall, to antibiotics.

Find out what you can about the use of antimicrobial substances in farming and in turn how much you may be in taking. If your body becomes immune to the antibiotics (medical treatment procedure that is used to fight foreign bacteria etc) and you happen to even contract a common infection, it may complicate treatment options thus making your infection more dangerous than it already is.

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You can play your part, by exercising your rights as consumer, in requesting that potentially harmful substances be removed from your consumption items. As a consumer, you are well within your rights, to hold your product/services provider, accountable and to be held responsible.

 

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