The Ministry of Commerce Defames the Owner of an Est. Condemned of Storing Corrupted Meat and Fish of Unknown Sources in Makkah

11 Mar 2020


The Ministry of Commerce has defamed the owner of an Est. specialized in foodstuff in Makkah. The owner is condemned of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by storing 396 kilos of corrupted meat and fish of unknown sources in a warehouse that does not meet the standard specifications, and it does violate the health requirements relevant to proper storage.

The Ministry has published the content of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Makkah, imposing a fine, closing the violating facility for a period of three months, confiscating and destroying all the seized quantities, besides defamation by publishing the verdict in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator.

The Ministry of Commerce confirms the continuation of addressing those violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by taking stern measures and imposing the legal penalties against them, in view of the fraud and deception towards the consumers. The Rules & Regulations related to Anti-Commercial Fraud Law stipulates penalties that may reach to three-year imprisonment, fines up to one million riyals or both , Defamation in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator, deportation of the illegal labors from the Kingdom, besides the suspension and prevention of practicing the same commercial activity.
The Ministry of Commerce calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints or observations through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.

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Last Modified 12 Mar 2020