"MCI" intercept the distribution of 145.000 expired food commodities at Makkah's markets

05 Sep 2016
Proactive Hajj season inspection tours revealed more than 3000 expired babies' milk formula
The ministry of commerce and investment inspection teams intercepted more than 145.000 expired food commodities that were ready to be distributed in the markets of Makkah, 3000 of which, were babies formulas. The food products were stored in conditions that violate health regulations in a warehouse located in Hajj street at Makkah city. The ministry inspectors also reveal the action of storing expired medicines and damaged medical supplies. All quantities were sized in preparation to be destroyed and all the workers, along with the owner are under investigation to apply statutory penalties.
The ministry will continue the proactive inspection tours on warehouses and business facilities in preparation for the Hajj season this year, to ensure that there will be no harmful practices on the local consumers or the visitors. And they track the violated and anonymous goods in coordination and cooperation with the Holy Capital authorities. 
The Ministry of Commerce and Investment ensure that there will be no tolerance in taking any actions against anything or anyone that might endanger the health or the safety of the consumers. The ministry also urges the consumers to report any observations to the customers' call center on this number 1900, or through smartphone application "Commercial Report."
Last Modified 25 Dec 2018