MCI closed a warehouse in Hafer Al Batin using livestock feeding vessels for manufacturing nuts

03 Feb 2014
​MCI Confiscated 457 bags, contaminated equipment and bills bearing fake brand names
MCI Closed a warehouse in Hafer Al Batin using old rickety  tires, used mainly as vessels for  feeding livestock,  in manufacturing and refilling  nuts in Hafer Al Batin. After the necessary  investigation and monitoring  the involved warehouse for three days, it came out that the said warehouse did not have any license , and that the foreign labors were  practicing manufacturing  and marketing these items to the shops. MCI had confiscated more than 457 of  various  bags of nuts and contaminated equipment. The owners were summoned for investigation and taking the necessary legal procedures against them.
MCI  inspectors found as well some materials used for  coloring and quantities of expired spices used in processing and mixing nuts. In addition, the labors were spreading and sorting nuts on the warehouse walkways which were contaminated with dust and harmful bacteria. This constitutes a serious danger to the health and safety of consumers.
It had been found as well bags and bills bearing fake brand names in order to mock the quality of the products  and then to be marketed to the shops .
This comes within the framework of intensive inspection campaigns implemented by the Ministry on factories, warehouses and shops in all regions of the Kingdom, to ensure the safety of the  manufacturing sites, the quality of stored materials , the items offered for sale , the existence of the official  licenses , and to ensure  there are no violations that may affect the health and safety of the consumer.
MCI emphasizes that it will continue the inspection rounds on markets, food warehouses, shops and all commercial institutions, 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 corrupted and expired products.
MCI  also stresses that it will not tolerate with the violators and those involved in the practice of fraud and counterfeiting , and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
The Ministry calls on all the 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