WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY TO BE MARKED IN ARMENIA
March 14, 2008
YEREVAN, March 14. /ARKA/. The World Consumer Rights Day is to be
marked in Armenia, the motto being awareness of the harm caused by
Referring to the world Health Organization (WHO), the Consumer Rights
Protection NGO reports that unwholesome food causes such diseases as
diabetes, cancer and heart diseases.
Considering large-scale sale of unwholesome food on the international
markets, international consumer rights organizations prepared a draft
prohibiting the sale of such products to children, says the report.
The draft envisages the prohibition of TV and radio advertising of
unwholesome food from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. One of the points of
the draft prohibits the sale of unwholesome food by means of websites
On its part, the Consumer Rights Protection NGO proposed that the
RA Ministry of Health contribute to the adoption of international
standards prohibiting the sale of unwholesome food to children at
the WHO conference to be held on May 19-24.
In the context of international standards, the Armenian NGO also
proposes the initiation of amendments to Armenia’s legislation. The
World Consumer Rights Day is an annual celebration held on March