MCI Detected Labors Marketing Corrupted Chickens and Counterfeiting the Validity Date in Jeddah

16 Mar 2014
The Violating Warehouse was Closed and Large Quantities were stopped before Reaching the Markets
MCI detected offending labors inside a warehouse in Al Khamrah area,  south of Jeddah deliberately slaughtering and skinning chickens in unhealthy ways and putting them inside caloric bags, then to be marketed to the shops. The Control Teams had detected large corrupted quantities, and the validity date had been counterfeited. This was considered harmful to the health and safety of consumers, which had led to the confiscation and destruction of all quantities, and the offending  warehouse was closed. The owner was summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against him.

The Ministry had received a complaint  from a citizen against the offending warehouse , to be immediately raided with the participation of the security forces and municipalities, many violations had been detected such as the labors were exploiting  one of the brands that was already canceled by its owner, and they tried to market such brand to the shops, the labors did not follow the health and safety procedures during slaughtering and packing the chickens.
Therefore, more than 2,000 chickens had been destroyed, and more than 1,700 ones were prevented to be marketed to the shops, along with the confiscation of more than 500 live poultry that had not been slaughtered yet, as well as 1000 posters of a counterfeit trademark were seized.

This came as a continuation of the Control Rounds implemented by MCI on all commercial establishments to verify their regular works, to ensure the safety of the products, to protect the consumers from any dangers and to apply the   deterrent procedures against the violators.

The Ministry stresses that it will not tolerate with the violators and those involved in the practice of fraud, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.

MCI calls on all the consumers to report  their complaints and observations to the Report Center  in the Ministry on the phone No. 800 124 1616.

Last Modified 26 Dec 2018