MCI, Defaming a Foodstuff Est. Condemned of Forging the Production Date of Rice in Dammam

18 Dec 2019


The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed a foodstuff Est. and the responsible manager in Dammam, following the issuance of a judicial ruling convicting them of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law and the Commercial Data System, by forging the production date of (4000) rice bags. They used to fill old rice in bags bearing new production dates, besides changing the commercial data. This is considered a kind of cheating and misleading towards the consumers. 
The verdict issued by the Dammam Criminal Court included imposing a fine, closing the offending Est., confiscating all the seized quantities, and defaming by publishing the verdict in two local newspapers at the expense of the defendant.
The Ministry of Commerce and Investment 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.
MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints or observations through MCI 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 19 Dec 2019