MCI, More than 18 thousand Perfume Packets have been Seized in a Plant counterfeiting the Country of Origin

03 May 2015
​MCI has shut down a perfume plant in Al Sulai quarter, east of Riyadh. The plant is producing local perfumes and claiming that they have been made in France, besides changing the expiry dates of the raw materials. The inspectors monitored the presence of large quantities of essential oil, where the production and expiry dates have been forged. Those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them. 
More than 18 thousand adulterated perfume packets, bearing the phrase “Made in France”, have been confiscated, in addition to more than 77 gallons of expired essential oil and other raw materials.
MCI obliged the owner to take a pledge and commitment to amend the violations and to remove any illegal effects, according to the resolutions of the committee in charge of considering the industrial violations in the Kingdom, and imposing the legal penalties against the perpetrators and violators of the Rules and Regulations.
Establishing such committee by MCI aims at activating the control roles and the development of the industrial sector, as well as improving the economic and industrial environment in the Kingdom.
MCI emphasizes that it will check and follow-up all the factories and production lines in all regions of the Kingdom, in order to verify the conformity of the production lines with the requested conditions, and to monitor any abuses or fraud attempts towards the consumers.
MCI also stresses that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties against the perpetrators and violators, and calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Notification Center in the Ministry through the toll-free number 1900.
Last Modified 25 Dec 2018