MCI has destroyed 20 thousand food and consuming items in the markets of Yanbu

02 Feb 2014

​MCI has detected stores and shops involved in the storage of violated tires


MCI has destroyed more than 20 thousand corrupted  food and consuming items contrary to the Saudi Standards and Specifications offered  for sale in the markets of Yanbu. The owners have  been summoned for investigation and applying the   legal procedures against them.
The supervisory teams have conducted intensive rounds on a number of commercial sites in the Governorate of Yanbu to control the commercial irregularities, and to respond to complaints, and verify the safety of the items  presented to consumers.
The items that have been confiscated included : more than 5566 expired food items, some of them do not carry trade data and corrupted as well , and more than 544 expired  perfume and creams which do not carry trade data, 2869 counterfeit or poorly made Electric plugs, connections and stoves contrary to the Standards and Specifications, with more than 9376 consuming  items that have been confiscated including  perfume and cosmetics which do not carry trade data, while calibration has been verified for more than 109 petrol pumps , and the violators have been punished.
On a related matter, MCI inspection teams have raided a shop  selling tires in Yanbu as per an electronic complaint, which turned out to belong to a large warehouse storing large quantities of counterfeit tires, where 194 expired tires have been confiscated. 300 tires not complying with the Standards and Specifications have been seized as well from another warehouse where the necessary measures have been taken against the owner.
MCI stresses that it would not tolerate with the violators and those involved in the practice of fraud by selling counterfeit and adulterated goods, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI also emphasizes that it will continue its inspection rounds on markets, warehouses, shops, and factories, to ensure their regular work, and the absence of fraud  practices on consumers and to stop  exploiting the demand for purchase in the sale and marketing of counterfeit or adulterated goods .
MCI calls on all consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Report Center in the Ministry on the phone No. 800 124 1616.
Last Modified 25 Dec 2018