MCI Inspection Teams Seized more than 122.000 Expired Items in a Warehouse at Al Rass City

04 Jul 2018
MCI inspectors have seized more than 122,000 expired or of unknown origin foodstuffs, cosmetics and detergents in Al Rass city. These items are stored in a way contrary to the standard specifications.

With the cooperation and support of the security authorities, MCI inspection teams detected a warehouse in Al Rass city, containing large quantities of unknown origin or expired foodstuffs, cosmetics and detergents. Consequently, 36,358 expired foodstuffs, as well as 4,334 items of cosmetics and detergents were seized. Notably, some items were stored in a way contrary to the standard specifications. 

During the inspection and survey of the said warehouse, MCI inspectors discovered that some parts of the said warehouse were used as a plant for making cosmetics and some formulas of herbs and oil. Therefore, the following items had been seized: (21,780) empty containers ready to be filled, three devices used for packing and printing the date of production, as well as (67) large barrels containing various oils and chemicals used as raw materials, also (5000) oil containers ready to be sold, in addition to (55,400) stickers to be used for changing the production date.

MCI inspection teams released the necessary violation notices, and the owner was summoned by the Ministry for completing the formal procedures before referring the case to the Public Prosecution.  

MCI would like to confirm the continuation of its inspection tours on all commercial establishments and warehouses to ensure their regular work and to verify the absence of fraudulent practices or manipulation towards the consumers. MCI calls on all consumers to cooperate by lodging their complaints and observations through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's official website.

Last Modified 25 Dec 2018