The Ministry of Commerce in Hail carried out more than 3,200 Inspection Tours and followed up the Continuity of Food Supplies and Services to the Consumers by the Commercial Establishments

03 Apr 2020


During the period from 15 March to 02 April, MCI inspection teams in Hail, followed up and monitored the commercial establishments to ensure the continuity of their work in providing food supplies and services to consumers, and to verify their commitment to consumer protection regulations.

The 3200 inspection tours in Hail, aimed at intensifying control on food stores, warehouses, commodities and consumables outlets, including groceries, hypermarkets, meat and fish stores, vegetables and fruits markets, bakeries, and fuel stations. Meanwhile, 273 violation notices were released, 70% of which were exaggerated prices. Immediate fines and penalties were imposed on the violators.

The inspection tours included Baqa'a, Al-Shannan, Muwaqaq, Al-Shamli, Al-Ha’et, Al-Ghazala, Al-Salimi, Samira’a and the afiliate centers.
The Ministry of Commerce confirmed that the work in these facilities is running smoothly, in terms of the availability and abundance of goods, and the necessary food supplies to the consumers. 

Notably, the consumers can use the electronic applications for food delivery during the period of curfew. They can order whatever they like of foodstuffs and consumables through these e-applications.

The Ministry of Commerce urges all citizens and residents to use the electronic food delivery applications for ordering all their food supplies and consumables during the period of permitting roaming as well, and not to leave their houses except for the extreme necessity. This is to preserve their health and safety, and this is in compliance with the wise leadership instructions and orders.

The Ministry of Commerce also continues to receive the consumers’ complaints and report round the clock through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s website.

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Last Modified 04 Apr 2020