MCI seized more than 60.000 counterfeits and expired commodity in Makkah, Medina, and Taif

08 Sep 2016
Included shampoos, detergents and food supplies 
As part of its intensive efforts to supervise the sale points in preparation for the Hajj season, the Ministry of commerce and investment field inspection teams seized more than 60.000 different items last Monday. Those consumer products included rotten and expired food products seized in the cities of Makkah and Madinah. 

In Makkah, 1062 items were seized: 66 counterfeit products for famous brands and 996 expired food supplies.

At Taif, inspection teams seized more than 44.000 expired shampoo bottles and about 2000 expired laundry soap.

In Madinah, the inspection teams closed warehouse were 5089 consumer products were stored which includes 9397 expired shampoos and creams. All sized items were in non-conformity to the trade data system. Also, the electronics used in the commercial fraud process were confiscated, which include laptops, printers and sticker makers.

The Ministry of trade and investment declare that the inspection activities will continue on all kinds of sell points, and emphasize that there will be no tolerance for anyone or anything that will compromise the safety and the health of the pilgrims. It also urges everyone to contact the consumer call center if there is any complaints or reports, using the unified number 1900 or through "Commercial Report" smartphone application.​
Last Modified 25 Dec 2018