The Ministry of Commerce Defames an Est. Condemned of Offering Expired Foodstuffs in Rabigh Governorate

09 Dec 2020


The Ministry of Commerce has defamed the owner of an establishment specialized in coffee and nuts in Rabigh Governorate, and two workers of Yemeni nationality, following a court ruling convicting them of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by offering expired foodstuffs.

The Ministry has published the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Jeddah, including a fine, closing the violating facility for a period of ten days, and defamation by publishing the verdict in two local newspapers at the expense of the violators.

The Ministry of Commerce affirms the continuation of addressing those violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, and taking the necessary legal measures against them, since such act is considered a kind of fraud and deception towards the consumers. Notably, the regulations provide for penalties of up to three-year imprisonment, a fine of up to one million riyals or both, and defaming the violators at their expense, besides deporting the expat from the Kingdom, and not to be allowed to return for work.

The Ministry of Commerce urges all consumers to lodge their complaints and reports about any violation through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s official website.

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Last Modified 09 Dec 2020